David Wingrove – An Inch of Ashes (Chung Kuo 6)

In the sixth volume of the revised and reissued Chung Kuo series, things are beginning to change. There’s discord and deceit between the Seven. The increasingly disturbing DeVore steps up his campaign against the rulers of the world city and forms an alliance with another disturbing character.

Ben Shepard briefly leaves home to study in Oxford, or at least the university of the same name as the original, hidden under the lowest level of the City.

And the “Clayborn”[1] Kim Ward joins a project intended to develop a means of controlling the people of Chung Kuo.

The next volume is out now, and I’ll be mumbling about it quite soon.