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Author: Chris & John Meaney (introduction) Roberson
ISBN13: 978-1904619697
Title: The Voyage of Night Shining White
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: PS Publishing; 1st edition (2006)
Pages: 84

The Voyage of Night Shining White by Chris & John Meaney (introduction) Roberson

Yesterday I received my comp copies of The Voyage of Night Shining White, the novella from PS Publishing. This is another in my Celestial Empire sequence, which includes a rash of short stories (like "O One" and "Gold Mountain") and the forthcoming novels The Dragon's Nine Sons and Iron Jaw & Hummingbird. The book has a nifty cover by Tomislav Tikulin, and a terrifically flattering introduction by John Meaney

Start by marking The Voyage Of Night Shining White as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Voyage Of Night Shining White. by. Chris Roberson (Goodreads Author). Chris Roberson is a science fiction author and publisher based in Austin, Texas, best known for alternate history novels and short stories.

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In an alternate history dominated by Imperial China, the forces of the Dragon Throne control most of the Earth, and now turn their attentions to the heavens. In the tradition of its great fifteenth century admiral, Zheng He, the Chinese Empire constructs a massive Treasure Fleet. Rather than sailing to open new trade routes to foreign shores,.

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The Voyage of Night Shining White – Novella from PS Publishing (and in Best Short Novels: 2007). Red Hands, Black Hands" - Asimov's Science Fiction (December, 2004). All Under Heaven - Firebirds Soaring (Firebird, 2009). Dragon King of the Eastern Sea" - We Think, Therefore We Are (DAW, 2009). History Repurposed - The Celestial Empire Stories" - an essay about the series that originally appeared in Vector Magazine

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Chris Roberson: Bells and Whistles and Fireworks. Chris Roberson grew up south of Dallas, Texas, attended the University of Texas at Austin, and got a degree in English literature with a minor in history. He held a variety of jobs, including a seven-year stint as a product support engineer for Dell computers, before quitting his day job in 2003 to launch small press MonkeyBrain Books, which specializes in non-fiction genre studies. He is currently a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their baby daughter. There's The Voyage of Night Shining White, a novella in the series that's being released in 2006 by PS Publishing, and I’m also writing a standalone YA set in the same world. The title of the sequence is Celestial Empire and the first collection is Celestial Empire: Fire Star.

Chris Roberson's writings include the novels Here, There & Everywhere, The Voyage of Night Shining White, Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, X-Men: The Return, Set the Seas on Fire, The Dragon's Nine Sons, End of the Century, Iron Jaw and Hummingbird, Three Unbroken, and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II, and the comic book series CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE. He also co-created IZOMBIE with Michael Allred, which has now been adapted into a hit TV series on the CW Network. Just about every kind of monster is represented in the book- not just Zombies. Yet it isn't cluttered or hard to follow. The art keeps the tone light and avoids the gross and shocking.

Reviews: 2
This very slim volume is part of Roberson's Celestial Empire series, which has been explored in several short stories and a couple of novels, including "The Dragon's Nine Sons". The setting is an alternate near-future Earth in which the Western powers never rose to prominence because a powerful Imperial China beat them to the punch. Now, the empire is sending a ten-ship fleet to begin colonizing Mars, having achieved mastery of Earth (except for those pesky Aztecs of the Mexic Empire).

The plot is somewhat reminiscent of "The Cold Equations" in that something goes very wrong on "Night Shining White", a tiny and isolated spaceship completely on its own, and the solution involves a major human cost. It's nothing spectacularly original (and has basically been dealt with sooner or later in every long-running sci-fi TV series). The twist that Roberson brings to it is the Chinese characters, and how they came to be there, and how their varying philosophical backgrounds (Taoism, Confucianism, et cetera) come into play.

It's a reasonably interesting treatment on the theme, and a nice introduction to the setting developed further in later novels. Fans of Roberson will want to pick it up, but it's not quite striking enough to be recommended for your run-of-the-mill sci-fi reader.
Fantastic. A Heinlein space adventure, by way of Master & Commander, set in a space-bound imperial China. One of my favorite stories of the year and one day, I'm sure, of all.