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The Marriage of the Living Dark
Book Eight of Chung Kuo
The Marriage of the Living Dark original
Author David Wingrove
Publication date 1997
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Preceded by
Days of Bitter Strength
Followed by
none
This entry refers to the eighth novel of the original version of the series. For the twentieth volume of the revised version of the series, see The Marriage of the Living Dark.

The Marriage of the Living Dark' is the eighth and final book of the original version of the Chung Kuo series by David Wingrove. It was originally published in 1997. The same title was reused for the twentieth and final novel of the revised version of the series.

The Marriage of the Living Dark was originally meant to be the penultimate volume of the Chung Kuo series. However, the publishers requested that Wingrove conclude the series with this volume, resulting a severe compression and rushing of events that some fans and critics felt rendered the book unreadable. Wingrove agreed with their assessment, and his frustration with the final book provided the impetus that eventually led to the twenty-volume reissuing of the series beginning in 2011.

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