Days of Bitter Strength (Chung Kuo Series , No 7)

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In the spring of 2232, hopes for a more humane world become manifest in the red-roofed houses of "China on the Rhine." There, Emily Ascher, once a freedom fighter, lives as Mama Em, mother to the orphans of a war-devastated land.

But unto the people of Chung Kuo, two children will be born: "Coffin Filler," a baby girl smothered and thrown away but not yet dead, and baby boy Josef, delivered into a hostile land, yet determined to fight for his life.  They are part of a new generation who will see more death than any who have gone before.

While peace seems to reign, the puppet master of an army of giant androids plans one final, absolute destruction.  And while the great T'ang, the dictators of Earth, are gone, the mega corporation GenSyn remains.  And soon its pleasure drug called "Golden Dreams" will make Chung Kuo a funeral pyre for golden corpses--until the only escape lies in sending the survivors toward new stars.  .  .  or joining Emily Ascher in a battle for liberty and a new Earth.

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The magnificent epic of the future continues . . .

"May well be one of the masterpieces of the decade."
--The Washington Post Book World

"A remarkable literary achievement."
--The Chattanooga Times

"An instant classic. . . Equal parts Blade Runner and Shogun."
--Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale)

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In addition to the seven novels in the Chung Kuo saga, The Middle Kingdom; The Broken Wheel; The White Mountain; The Stone Within; Beneath the Tree of Heaven; White Moon, Red Dragon; and Days of Bitter Strength, David Wingrove is the co-author (with Brian Aldiss) of the Hugo Award-winning nonfiction book Trillion Year Spree, a critical history of science fiction, and with Robyn and Rand Miller of Myst: The Book of Atrus.  He lives in North London with his wife, who is also a novelist, and four daughters.

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