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Waste Tide

Waste Tide

'Waste girl' Mimi becomes infected with a virus, becoming the host for an omniscient consciousness, hell-bent on righting wrongs - and igniting a class war and more.

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ISBN 9781784977931
Barcode 9781784977931
Published 27 June 2019 by Head of Zeus
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Qiufan, Chen
Translated by Liu, Ken
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ISBN-13 9781784977931
ISBN-10 1784977934
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Head of Zeus
Publication Date 27 June 2019
International Publication Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Qiufan, Chen
Translated by Liu, Ken
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 228mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
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, Silicon Isle is the global capital for electronic waste recycling, where thousands of people like Mimi toil day and night, hoping that one day they too will get to enjoy the wealth they've created for their employers, the three scrap families who have ruled the isle for generations. It all changes when a ship bearing a dangerous cargo arrives at Silicon Isle. What looks like normal e-waste, is actually infected by a virus born out of one of the darkest episodes of WWII, Project Waste Tide. In a fateful accident, Mimi is infected by the virus and becomes the host for an omniscient consciousness, hell bent on righting all the wrongs that have been done to her people. A class war ignites, one that draws in environmental extremists and waste workers, and involves family feuds and darker conspiracies.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Chinese Nebula Award 2013 -- Winner of Chinese Galaxy Award 2013
NZ Review 'The pinnacle of near-future SF writing' Cixin Liu.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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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 centre, an area the UN called an 'environmental calamity' and his experiences there inspired The Waste Tide. He currently lives in Shanghai and Beijing and works as the founder of Thema Mundi Studio. chenqiufan.cn @ChenQiufan

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