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China Mountain Zhang - Maureen F. McHugh
China Mountain Zhang
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Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee.With this groundbreaking novel, Maureen F. McHugh established herself as one of the decade's best science fiction writers. In its pages, we enter a... show more
Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee.With this groundbreaking novel, Maureen F. McHugh established herself as one of the decade's best science fiction writers. In its pages, we enter a postrevolution America, moving from the hyperurbanized eastern seaboard to the Arctic bleakness of Baffin Island; from the new Imperial City to an agricultural commune on Mars. The overlapping lives of cyberkite fliers, lonely colonists, illicit neural-pressball players, and organic engineers blend into a powerful, taut story of a young man's journey of discovery. This is a macroscopic world of microscopic intensity, one of the most brilliant visions of modern SF.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312860981 (0312860986)
ASIN: 0312860986
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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Hot Stuff for Cool People
Hot Stuff for Cool People rated it
5.0 China Mountain Zhang
Completely different than anything else I've ever read, but totally awesome. My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.5 China Mountain Zhang: Or... What if China ruled the world?
First thing is first: this is a book more focused on setting and character than plot. If you go into it with that expectation (or no expectation, as I did) I think this book will be a worthwhile journey. However, if you're looking for something fast-paced, or that all ties together in a neat bow, yo...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 China Mountain Zhang
#89 – 2013# “Dao ke dao, fei chang dao” = “The way that can be spoken is not the way” (page 220).This simple aphorism exemplifies the tone of this novel. Lots of things left unsaid, but at the same time, because of that, conveying lots of meaning.I’ve just finished this astonishing novel and I’m sti...
Julian Meynell's Books
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3.0 China Mountain Zhang
This is a book set around about 2100 where China has become the dominant super-power and America has had a socialist revolution. This scenario has become more plausible since McHugh wrote her novel, although of course it should not be seen as a prediction.The novel is unusual for SF in that it con...
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book reviews forevermore rated it
4.0 A beautiful dystopia
China Mountain Zhang is an impressive work, well deserving of its Hugo and Nebula nominations and its Tiptree and Lambda awards. Thoughtful, precise writing and Zhang’s fully developed characterization make this a stand-out read, with only overall structure and the subject of one point of view preve...
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