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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date April 9, 2009
Pages 349
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439573624
ISBN-10 143957362X
Availability§ Apply Direct
Original list price $23.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
From the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling (Philip K. Dick Award special citation and a New York Times Notable Book) comes a sweeping epic, The Risen Empire, Scott Westerfeld's dazzling hardcover debut.

The undead Emperor has ruled his mighty interstellar empire of eighty human worlds for sixteen hundred years. Because he can grant a form of eternal life, creating an elite known as the Risen, his power has been absolute. He and his sister, the Child Empress, who is eternally a little girl, are worshiped as living gods. No one can touch them.

Not until the Rix, machine-augmented humans who worship very different gods: AI compound minds of planetary extent. The Rix are cool, relentless fanatics, and their only goal is to propagate such AIs throughout the galaxy. They seek to end, by any means necessary, the Emperor's prolonged tyranny of one and supplant it with an eternal cybernetic dynasty of their own. They begin by taking the Child Empress hostage. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is tasked with her rescue.

Separated by light-years, bound by an unlikely love, Zai and pacifist senator Nara Oxham must each in their own way, face the challenge of the Rix, and they each will hold the fate of the empire in their hands. The Risen Empire is the first great space opera of the twenty-first century.


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Editions for the work The Risen Empire
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780765305558
 
from Tor Books (March 1, 2003)
9780765305558 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $24.95
About: When the empire is challenged by a band of machine-augmented humans who seek to put their own gods in control by kidnapping the Immortal Child Empress, captain Laurent Zal of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is charged with her rescue.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780765344670 Book cover for 9781841493718
 
With Scott Westerfeld | New edition from Gardners Books (March 3, 2005)
9781841493718 | details & prices | 640 pages | List price $21.40
This edition also contains The Risen Empire
About: A space opera in which galactic cultures clash: human, inhuman and post-human.
Reprint edition from Tor Science Fiction (August 1, 2004)
9780765344670 | details & prices | 341 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: When the empire is challenged by a band of machine-augmented humans who seek to put their own gods in control by kidnapping the immortal Child Empress, captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is charged with her rescue.
Prebinding
The price comparison is for this edition
With Scott Westerfeld | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439573624 | details & prices | 349 pages | List price $23.95
This edition also contains The Risen Empire
About: From the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling (Philip K.
Editions for the work The Risen Empire
Paperback
Book cover for 9780765319982 Book cover for 9781841493718
 
Reprint edition from Tor Books (July 22, 2008)
9780765319982 | details & prices | 349 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.99
About: Scify space opera.
New edition from Gardners Books (March 3, 2005)
9781841493718 | details & prices | 640 pages | List price $21.40
This edition also contains The Risen Empire
About: A space opera in which galactic cultures clash: human, inhuman and post-human.
Prebinding
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439573624 | details & prices | 349 pages | List price $23.95
This edition also contains The Risen Empire
About: From the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling (Philip K.

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