By George Alec Effinger
Marid Audran has turn into every little thing he as soon as despised. no longer see you later in the past, he used to be a hustler within the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized destiny Earth. again then, as frequently as now not, he didn't have the cash to shop for himself a drink. yet he had his independence.
Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a guy whose energy stretches throughout a shattered, crumbling global. in the course of the day, Marid is a policeman…and Bey's own envoy to the police. His new place has introduced him cash and gear which he may abandon in a second if he may go back to a lifetime of neither possessing nor being owned. Which, regrettably, isn't one in every of his options.
It's additionally no longer a subject matter. For anything darkish is afoot. whatever that's sending the town into chaos. aiding a child-mutilator to prevent arrest. Sending a killer to homicide Marid's companion. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their is still. indicators aspect to the hand of Abu Adil--the one guy within the urban whose strength competitors Friedlander Bey's. no matter what occurs subsequent, it's unlikely to be excellent news for Marid Audran…
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A towering world-city covers virtually each acre of every continent. Seven high-tech fiefdoms, ruled by seven lords united in unbelievable energy. But now the wheel is damaged. the Seven are divided at last. Armed uprising has damaged out in Chung Kuo's few last open areas; at the monstrous grain farms, in the cold Mars colony. .. and along the proud backbone of the mountain chains, the place hardy guerrillas scoff on the gunships of the T'ang. In desperation, the Seven plot their ultimate solution in mystery council, a gambit that can ensure peace. .. at a poor price.
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Author identify: David Wingrove (Born: 1954/09/01)
Author Description: David Wingrove (born September 1954 in North Battersea, London) is a British technological know-how fiction author. he's famous because the writer of the "Chung Kuo" novels (eight in total). he's additionally the co-author (with Rand and Robyn Miller) of the 3 "Myst" novels.
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Between 1972 and 1982 he wrote over three hundred unpublished brief tales and 15 novels.
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He was always very kind to his attach^ case. The two dictated their order to the waiter, straightened up, and stared silently into space. “ A strange pair,” thought Victor. “ An astonishing lack of correspondence. As though you were seeing them through bad binoculars—-as soon as one comes into focus, the other fades out, and vice versa. Complete in compatibility. You could have a chat about progress with the one in glasses, but not with the lanky one. Whereas the lanky one could slug me with a set of brass knuckles, but not the one in glasses.
None of this has anything to do with you, all these former husbands and strange acquaintances. Diana is Diana and you are you. Rosh eper is impotent. Impotent. ” He knew that it wasn’t that simple, that he’d already tasted the poison, but he told himself that enough was enough and for the moment, for the time being, he managed to convince himself that it was. The slimy sat across from him, immobile and frightening, like a stuffed bird. He smelled of mildew and of something else as well, some medicine.
A group of teenagers burst into the hall, and it immediately got noisy. Their behavior was quite informal—they swore at the waiter and sent him running off for beer, then took over a table in a far corner, and started talking and doubling over with laughter. Some thick-lipped, red-cheeked oaf danced over to the bar, snapping his fingers. Teddy handed him a glass of something which he accepted with two fingers, pinky raised. He turned his back to the bar, leaned his elbow on it, and, crossing his feet, surveyed the empty hall.
A Fire in the Sun (Marid Audran, Book 2) by George Alec Effinger