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Prayers on the Wind By Walter Jon Williams,

  • Title: Prayers on the Wind
  • Author: Walter Jon Williams
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • All humanity is at peace The Diamond Library contains all wisdom, and has incarnated itself as the Treasured King But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, a species bent on conquest, and humanity s response is fatally divided At the height of the crisis, the Treasured King is found dead, and a dangerous new incarnation is born beautiful, seductive, erratic, aAll humanity is at peace The Diamond Library contains all wisdom, and has incarnated itself as the Treasured King But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, a species bent on conquest, and humanity s response is fatally divided At the height of the crisis, the Treasured King is found dead, and a dangerous new incarnation is born beautiful, seductive, erratic, and very possibly mad Walter Jon Williams combines cutting edge science, Tibetan Buddhism, and hard nosed political reality in this novelette, which was nominated for a Nebula Award on its first release.
    Prayers on the Wind All humanity is at peace The Diamond Library contains all wisdom and has incarnated itself as the Treasured King But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang a species bent on conquest and hum

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    1. Still WJW s best story, I think, and one of the 10 best SF shorts ever IMO, of course, but folks, it don t get much better than this.The Gyalpo Rinpoche, Forty first Reincarnation of the Bodhisattva Bob Miller and Treasured King of human space, has finally agreed to meet the Sang Ambassador The well named Sang, a warlike race of centauroid slavers, are protesting an alleged human incursion into Sang space Prayers combines a twisty story of interstellar power politics with a wonderful nanotech Bi [...]

    2. A nicely original and thought provoking novellette about humanity far in the future ruled by the Dalai Lama.

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