In The Year of the Cat
 

No. 4 of 12 in the Faction Paradox audio dramas series
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Starring: Suzanne Proctor
By:Lawrence Miles
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Released:  April 2003
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x CD
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PRIMER FOR THE SPIRAL POLITIC (POST-WAR EDITION)
4: THE MUNIFICENT ARMY OF PEKING
Era: Human historical (later period)
Technology: Military (self-contained), non-time-active

By the end of the fifth millennium AD, the homunculi created by the human species — clones, cross-breeds, fighting-machines and artificial intelligences of all descriptions — outnumbered humanity by more than thirteen to one: but even so, there were no creations like those of Peking.

Heading a thousand-strong army of individually-crafted automata, the twelve commanders were self-aware embodiments of the oriental zodiac, forged to a strict astrological design and said to incorporate history itself in their operating program. After the fall of Peking, however, most were never accounted for...


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