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Waste Tide

Waste Tide
 

Mimi is a 'waste girl.' A member of the lowest caste on Silicon Isle, located off China's southeastern coast, and home to the world's largest electronic waste recycling center. There, thousands of miles from home, Mimi struggles to earn a living for her family and dreams of a bet... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780765389312
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Published 30 April 2019 by Tor Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Qiufan, Chen
Translated by Liu, Ken
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ISBN-13 9780765389312
ISBN-10 0765389312
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Tor Books
Imprint Tor Books
Publication Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Qiufan, Chen
Translated by Liu, Ken
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 535g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Diseases, Survival, Electronic waste, Dystopian fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 895.136
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Mimi is a 'waste girl.' A member of the lowest caste on Silicon Isle, located off China's southeastern coast, and home to the world's largest electronic waste recycling center. There, thousands of miles from home, Mimi struggles to earn a living for her family and dreams of a better life. Luo Jincheng is the head of one of three clans who run the island, a role passed down from his father and grandfather before him. As the government enforces tighter restrictions, Luo in turn tightens the reins on the waste workers in his employ. Ruthlessness is his means of survival. Scott Brandle has come to Silicon Isle representing TerraGreen Recycling, an American corporation that stands to earn ungodly sums if they can reach a deal to modernize the island's recycling process. Chen Kaizong, a Chinese American, travels to Silicon Isle as Scott's interpreter. There, Kaizong is hoping to find his heritage, but finds only more questions. The home he longs for may not exist. As these forces collide, a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on the island. Against the backdrop of a gritty near-future Chinese landscape, in a world of body modifications and virtual reality, a war erupts -- between the rich and the poor; between ancient traditions and modern ambition; between humanity's past and its future.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The pinnacle of near-future SF writing. --Cixin Liu, Hugo Award-winning author of The Three Body Problem

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Author's Bio

Chen Qiufan is an award-winning science fiction writer. He grew up near Guiyu, China, home to the world's largest e-waste recycling center, an area the UN called an environmental calamity. His experiences there inspired the Waste Tide. He currently lives in Shanghai and Beijing and works as the founder of Thema Mundi Studio. Ken Liu (translator) is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories.

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