China Mountain Zhang
After the Second Great Depression and the American Liberation War, the US has been left as a satellite state of China. In this strict world of Communist orthodoxy, young New York construction engineer Zhang Zhongshan must find his way in a world that disapproves of both his cultural heritage and... show more
After the Second Great Depression and the American Liberation War, the US has been left as a satellite state of China. In this strict world of Communist orthodoxy, young New York construction engineer Zhang Zhongshan must find his way in a world that disapproves of both his cultural heritage and his sexual identity. Not everyone can change the world; sometimes, the ultimat
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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Completely different than anything else I've ever read, but totally awesome. My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
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...
#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...
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...
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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