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At the heart of the story are fundamental questions: what is the purpose of life and death? Are we eternal? Do our choices matter? The particular achievement of this book is that it weaves these threads into a story that is both intellectually and emotionally engaging. This is a highly recommended, challenging, and ambitious work. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I loved this book. This purchase was for a gift. A great alternate history starting from the plague killing 99% of the European population (instead of the 25-33% historians believe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason Costello
A fantastic speculative account of the world if the cultural and economic juggernaut of post-Medieval Europe had never existed. Engaging and fascinating.Published 1 month ago by Mathieu Debic
I'm a big fan of Kim Stanley Robinson. He has an amazing understanding of the world, science, technology and human nature. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sela
A history of the struggle of cultures, in this fiction it is the Buddhists, Muslims and China that come to rule the world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kate
In this alternate history, KSR demonstrates great wit and imagination. He trips in places - losing focus on the real story or drifting off into meandering details - but he does... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Derek
I really never quite understood what this book was about. Towards the end, when I realized that I didn't care anymore, I skipped page by page to the back. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deneversue
I loved KSR's Mars trilogy and decided to give this novel a go. Like the Mars trilogy, this book is at its heart a think-piece, and like Mars it occasionally indulges a bit in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Delbosc