"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)
From the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
Although peace seems to reign, the puppet master of an army of giant androids plans one final absolute destruction. And although the great T'ang, the dictators of Earth, are gone, mega corporation GenSyn remainsas does its pleasure drug which will turn Chung Kuo into a funeral pyre. Now the only escape lies in sending survivors toward new stars, or joining Emily Ascher in a battle for liberty and a new Earth.