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The Lives of Tao

(2013)
(The first book in the Tao series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he's losing it. He isn't. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet... and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that's what it takes. So now Roen must train to be a hero worthy of his unwanted companion. Like that's going to end up well... "Wesley Chu is my hero... He has to be the coolest science fiction writer in the world." - Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama

Genre: Science Fiction    

"Pulse-pounding, laugh-out-loud funny and thoughtful." - Myke Cole


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Used availability for Wesley Chu's The Lives of Tao

Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lives Of Tao (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-606-35350-X / 978-0-606-35350-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lives of Tao (Tao 1)
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-85766-328-3 / 978-0-85766-328-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
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April 2013 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-85766-329-1 / 978-0-85766-329-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-5318-8401-6 / 978-1-5318-8401-7
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-4692-7086-2 / 978-1-4692-7086-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-4692-7167-2 / 978-1-4692-7167-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-4692-7177-X / 978-1-4692-7177-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-4692-7187-7 / 978-1-4692-7187-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lives of Tao
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK