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Waste Tide

(2019)
A novel by

 
 


A Guardian Science Fiction Book of the Year.



Mimi is drowning in the world's trash.

She's a 'waste girl', a scavenger picking through towering heaps of hazardous electronic detritus. Along with thousands of other migrant workers, she was lured to Silicon Isle, off the southern coast of China, by the promise of steady work and a better life.

But Silicon Isle is where the rotten fruits of capitalism and consumer culture come to their toxic end. The land is hopelessly polluted, the workers utterly at the mercy of those in power. And now a storm is gathering, as ruthless local gangs skirmish for control, eco-terrorists conspire, investors hunger for profit, and a Chinese-American interpreter searches for his roots.

As these forces collide, conflict erupts - a war between rich and poor, a battle between past and future. Mimi must decide if she will remain a pawn... or change the rules of the game altogether.

'An accomplished eco-techno-thriller with heart and soul' DAVID MITCHELL.

'Waste Tide is a work of spoiled and toxic beauty ... It's more than a timely eco-thriller; it's a dark mirror held up to our selves' SIMON INGS.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Startlingly new... the futuristic vision that everybody needs right now." - Charlie Jane Anders

"The pinnacle of near-future science fiction." - Cixin Liu

"Waste Tide is a work of spoiled and toxic beauty ... It's more than a timely eco-thriller; it's a dark mirror held up to our selves." - Simon Ings

"An accomplished eco-techno-thriller with heart and soul." - David Mitchell


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Used availability for Chen Qiufan's Waste Tide

Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 0-7653-8931-2 / 978-0-7653-8931-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 1-78497-793-4 / 978-1-78497-793-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 1-78669-129-9 / 978-1-78669-129-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 0-7653-8933-9 / 978-0-7653-8933-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 1-78497-794-2 / 978-1-78497-794-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 1-78954-888-8 / 978-1-78954-888-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
ISBN: 1-250-31920-X / 978-1-250-31920-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Waste Tide
Author(s): Chen Qiufan
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU