China Mountain Zhang

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1997 - Fiction - 313 pages
12 Reviews

Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee.

With this groundbreaking novel, Maureen F. McHugh established herself as one of the decade's best science fiction writers. In its pages, we enter a postrevolution America, moving from the hyperurbanized eastern seaboard to the Arctic bleakness of Baffin Island; from the new Imperial City to an agricultural commune on Mars. The overlapping lives of cyberkite fliers, lonely colonists, illicit neural-pressball players, and organic engineers blend into a powerful, taut story of a young man's journey of discovery. This is a macroscopic world of microscopic intensity, one of the most brilliant visions of modern SF.

 

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Zhang is a young queer man who works construction and hopes for a brighter future in an alternate world where communist China overtook the US as the global power. This book blew me away. I read it in a single sitting, instead of sleeping. Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

This was the 2nd book I've read by Maureen McHugh, although it is her first. I have to admit, I preferred "Mission Child" - but this was pretty good as well. McHugh is an excellent writer, with a real ... Read full review

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Contents

China Mountain
1
Kites
45
Baffin Island
61
Jerusalem Ridge
92
Ghost
129
Homework
184
Daoist Engineering
210
Three Fragrances
236
Rafael
262
Afterword
312
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With her groundbreaking novel, China Mountain Zhang, Maureen F. McHugh established herself as one of the decade's best science fiction writers. Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee.

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