A couple of hundred years in the future, there is a struggling Chinese colony on the planet of a double star not too far from Earth. One of their suns is the blinding and carcinogenic Dragon's Eye, which requires them to cover up and wear hats when it is in the sky. The colony has a huge, burdensome debt to Earth, and there is a question of rebellion and rumor of a possible declaration of independence. So a courier is sent in, disguised as a native, to bring back a highly placed spy--or at least his brain, so information can be recovered and Earth's interests preserved.
New China is where the book comes alive. We find ourselves in a world of sharply defined characters, distincly themselves, with lives outside the plot that nevertheless provides the constant movement of a first-class SF adventure. The Dragon's Eye is full of surprises and introduces a fine writer to the American audience.
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The Dragon's Eye
UTTER BEDLAM PREVAILED INSIDE NEW CHINA'S STARPORT. A COMPACT mass of Chinese immigrants clogged the corridors of the vast terminal, their exhilaration too great for them to pay any attention...
Praise for The Dragon's Eye
“Joël Champetier is a terrific writer -- he's sure to be a big name in 21st century SF.” —Robert J. Sawyer
“The virulent star called The Dragon's Eye blazes in an emerald sky in Joël Champetier's brilliantly imagined world while espionage and murderous intrigue deepen on every page.” —Phyllis Gotlieb
“A naturalistic and convincing spy story set in the shadows of an alien green night. The world's second oldest profession lives on under the baleful Dragon's Eye.” —Tom Cool-