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The Great Wheel

(1997)
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In a wretched third world of the future, a young priest from England pursues the mystery of a disease. Although Father John has lost his faith, he does his best to administer prayers and medicine to the people of a Borderer town in what long ago was northern Africa. He wonders why so many in the Endless City are dying of bludrut - myeloid leukemia - and begins to suspect that the reason is the koiyl leaf, which the people chew as an opiate. Investigating, John encounters poverty, politics. He travels to a far valley of radioactive death, his guide a witch-woman. And as he questions a Europe grown too perfect and falls in love with a Borderer, he is visited, constantly, disturbingly, by childhood memories of harvest fairs at Hemhill and a wonderful older brother.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Great Wheel
Author(s): Ian R Macleod
ISBN: 0-15-100293-2 / 978-0-15-100293-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Great Wheel, The
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
ISBN: 1-5318-4072-8 / 978-1-5318-4072-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Wheel
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February 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Great Wheel
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
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February 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Great Wheel
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Wheel
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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