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Released April 30, 2019
ISBN 978-1784977931
Only 350 Copies
Limited Edition

£26.99

Translated by Ken Liu. Copies are signed by Ken Liu and Chen Quifan. Exclusively signed by both author and translator for Goldsboro Books.


'An accomplished eco-techno-thriller with heart and soul' DAVID MITCHELL.


'The pinnacle of near-future SF writing' Cixin Liu.

'Something startlingly new ... an action-packed story that's full of moral complexity' Charlie Jane Anders.

'A hard-hitting, uncompromising look at the near future' Adrian Tchaikovsky.


Mimi is drowning in the world's trash.


She's a 'waste girl', a scavenger picking through towering heaps of hazardous electronic detritus. Along with thousands of other migrant workers, she was lured to Silicon Isle, off the southern coast of China, by the promise of steady work and a better life.


But Silicon Isle is where the rotten fruits of capitalism and consumer culture come to their toxic end. The land is hopelessly polluted, the workers utterly at the mercy of those in power. And now a storm is gathering, as ruthless local gangs skirmish for control, eco-terrorists conspire, investors hunger for profit, and a Chinese-American interpreter searches for his roots.


As these forces collide, conflict erupts – a war between rich and poor, a battle between past and future. Mimi must decide if she will remain a pawn... or change the rules of the game altogether.


'Waste Tide is a work of spoiled and toxic beauty ... It's more than a timely eco-thriller; it's a dark mirror held up to our selves' SIMON INGS.

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