In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu audiobook

In the Watchful City

By S. Qiouyi Lu
Read by S. Qiouyi Lu

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    ISBN: 9798823419710

Cut off from the rest of the world by choice, the city of Ora relies on heavy surveillance of its people and surroundings to maintain order. Anima is one of the extrasensory humans tasked with running the city. Even if it means never leaving the Hub, Anima is content with ær job, as it offers ær a direct connection to the Gleaming, a powerful network that spans the globe and connects all things. Then, a mysterious figure named Vessel enters Ora without going through one of the border gates. Se offers Anima the chance to look at ser cabinet of curiosities from around the world in exchange for a memento of ær own. Instead of turning ser in to the authorities, Anima, who has never seen the world outside Ora, accepts Vessel’s offer. But as æ learns the story behind each item, Anima realizes that the rest of the world isn’t like Ora and begins to doubt ær role in enforcing the city’s rules. As events collide, Anima is left with one question that destabilizes everything ae knows: What good is a city if it can’t protect its people? REVIEWS “Beautiful prose, a complex structure, and well-wrought Asian-influenced worldbuilding... This masterful work positions Lu among the vanguard of contemporary futurism and speculative fiction.”?Publishers Weekly, starred review “For those cyberpunks looking for a beautiful fantasy story, this is a truly amazing novella.”?San Francisco Book Review “Lu has crafted an impressive mythos that draws from the traditions and legends of a variety of cultures.”?New Scientist Magazine “Stories within stories, possibilities within impossibilities: In the Watchful City is half-tapestry, half-menagerie, adding up to an intricate, transcendent fantasy.”?Chuck Wendig ABOUT THE AUTHOR S. Qiouyi Lu writes and translates between two coasts of the Pacific. Ær work, including fiction, poetry, and essays, has appeared in several award-winning venues. In the Watchful City is ær first novella. You can find out more about S. at ær website or on Twitter.

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Cut off from the rest of the world by choice, the city of Ora relies on heavy surveillance of its people and surroundings to maintain order. Anima is one of the extrasensory humans tasked with running the city. Even if it means never leaving the Hub, Anima is content with ær job, as it offers ær a direct connection to the Gleaming, a powerful network that spans the globe and connects all things. Then, a mysterious figure named Vessel enters Ora without going through one of the border gates. Se offers Anima the chance to look at ser cabinet of curiosities from around the world in exchange for a memento of ær own. Instead of turning ser in to the authorities, Anima, who has never seen the world outside Ora, accepts Vessel’s offer. But as æ learns the story behind each item, Anima realizes that the rest of the world isn’t like Ora and begins to doubt ær role in enforcing the city’s rules. As events collide, Anima is left with one question that destabilizes everything ae knows: What good is a city if it can’t protect its people? REVIEWS “Beautiful prose, a complex structure, and well-wrought Asian-influenced worldbuilding... This masterful work positions Lu among the vanguard of contemporary futurism and speculative fiction.”?Publishers Weekly, starred review “For those cyberpunks looking for a beautiful fantasy story, this is a truly amazing novella.”?San Francisco Book Review “Lu has crafted an impressive mythos that draws from the traditions and legends of a variety of cultures.”?New Scientist Magazine “Stories within stories, possibilities within impossibilities: In the Watchful City is half-tapestry, half-menagerie, adding up to an intricate, transcendent fantasy.”?Chuck Wendig ABOUT THE AUTHOR S. Qiouyi Lu writes and translates between two coasts of the Pacific. Ær work, including fiction, poetry, and essays, has appeared in several award-winning venues. In the Watchful City is ær first novella. You can find out more about S. at ær website or on Twitter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English