Stamping Butterflies

Stamping Butterflies

Book - 2006
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A mystery, a thriller, and a cutting-edge sci-fi adventure all in one, Stamping Butterflies bends time, genre, and consciousness itself to tell the spellbinding story of two worlds, three lives, one future-and the question upon which everything depends: who is dreaming whom. . . .

From Marrakech to China's Forbidden City, from a doomed starship carrying a cryogenically preserved crew to an island prison camp, the fate of the world is being played out in the minds of two dreamers. One, a would-be assassin obsessed with enigmatic equations, has set out to kill the U.S. President. The other is a young Chinese emperor ruling thousands of years in the future. Each believes he is dreaming the other. One must change the future; one must change the past. And time is running out for both.

Caught in the maelstrom is a motley cast of characters, each an unwitting key to the ultimate fate of both worlds: Moz, a resourceful young Marrakech street punk, and his half-German girlfriend, Malika; Jake Razor, a self-exiled rock star; and psychiatrist Katie Petrov, who finds herself racing against a looming death sentence to pry free the secret of her condemned patient-a secret with the power to restore hope to the future...or stamp it out forever.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006, c2004.
ISBN: 9780553383775
Branch Call Number: GRIMW
Characteristics: 362 p.


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Oct 27, 2012

Quite involved storyline of two seemingly completely unrelated stories that tie together in the end. A guy tries to assassinate the US president because the 'darkness' told him so. Meanwhile, across the galaxy in the future a world is falling apart because an emperor refuses to play his role.

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