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Years of Rice and Salt, the (2002) [Novel]
by Kim Stanley Robinson Rating: Weighted - 6.6 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (10 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

A vanguard of the Mongol horde rides west across the steppes into an eerily silent world. People lie dead in villages and in the streets of towns. The Black Death has struck Europe. There are virtually no survivors.

Into this empty land pour merchants, warlords and refugees, and from that day forward history is shaped by the East instead of the West. Japanese ships cross the Pacific Ocean and Chinese ships cross the Atlantic to colonise the New World, while a scientific revolution is begun in Samarkand. And the destinies of a cast of unforgettable characters weave a bright new pattern through seven hundred years of history as it never was, but might have been.

Original title: The Years of Rice and Salt
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsAlternate Histories

Edition #1: Years of Rice and Salt, the

Years of Rice and Salt, the (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A dazzling work of speculation with all the qualities of a great historical novel - it is by turns thrilling, tragic, funny and thoughtful" Scotsman
  • "A huge, complex and highly enjoyable book" New Scientist
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Years of Rice and Salt, the (2002)

ISBN: 0006511481

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