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China Mountain Zhang

by Maureen F. McHugh - £9.99  Orion Publishing Co (Gollancz) (2016)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781473214620 | ISBN 10: 1473214629

The extraordinary James Tiptree Memorial Award-winning novel.
 
'I am Zhang, alone with my light, and in that light I think for a moment that I am free.'
 
Imagine a world where Chinese Marxism has vanquished the values of capitalism and Lenin is the prophet of choice. A cybernetic world where the new charioteers are flyers, human-powered kites dancing in the skies over New York in a brief grab at glory. A world where the opulence of Beijing marks a new cultural imperialism, as wealthy urbanites flirt with interactive death in illegal speakeasies, and where Arctic research stations and communes on Mars are haunted by their own fragile dangers.
 
A world of fear and hope, of global disaster and slow healing, where progress can only be found in the cracks of a crumbling hegemony. This is the world of Zhang. An anti-hero who's still finding his way, treading a path through a totalitarian order - a path that just might make a difference.

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