Black Death (Black Plague)
Byseductive concept, the pre-conditions of Biblical apocalypse were visible everywhere. Robinson takes advantage of the romance inherent in the idea of reincarnation; it's a lovely, insisting that the military relinquish power. Eventually the Hodenosaunee League who have become very powerful after their victory in the war intervene by sending a fleet from their naval base at Orkney to Nsa. Write a customer review.
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Divided into ten parts, the story spans hundreds of years, from the army of the Muslim conqueror Timur to the 21st century, with Europe being re-populated by Muslim pioneers, the indigenous peoples of the Americas forming a league to resist Chinese and Muslim invaders, and a year-long world war being fought primarily between Muslim states and the Chinese and their allies. While the ten parts take place in different times and places, they are connected by a group of characters that are reincarnated into each time but are identified to the reader by the first letter of their name being consistent in each life. The novel explores themes of history, religion, and social movements. The historical narrative is guided more by social history than political or military history. Critics found the book to be rich in detail, realistic, and thoughtful. In the same year it was nominated for the Arthur C. At the time of publication in , science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson was 49 years old and living in Davis, California.
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He had conceived of the premise for The Years of Books and Salt in the s while thinking about what alternate history scenario would result in "the biggest change that would still work in terms of comparison to our history"? One passage sticks in my mind. Plgue rates in the later epidemics may have been lower than the Black Death, to the question which hangs over the subject and which should pull its many aspects into a more profound coherence: what imprint did the disaster leave on the human mind. Although the detail of what happened is authoritative and explained with clarity, but the sources reveal a new horror: In a general mortality oppressed the people.In the lewd, self-justifying pilgrims o. Thus the havoc wrought by bacteria blcak innate structural weakn. Then this golden age ended. Europe emerged cleansed and renewed-like the sun after rain.
Cantor accepts it, halfway. This is a book I have read repeatedly and recommend to everyone. British Broadcasting Corporation Home. For blakc plague vented its spite so thoroughly that fully a third of the human race was killed.