aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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The City Trilogy
Posted by dav at 2004 September 20 08:46 AM
File under: FinishedReading


The City Trilogy: Five Jade Disks, Defenders of the Dragon City, Tale of a Feather (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan) by S. K. Chang

S.K. Chang was responsbile for bringing science fiction to China. He started in the 50's translating the works of authors like P.K. Dick and Asimov, and later began creating his own works. The City Trilogy is considered his masterpiece. In Hollywood-speak, it's Crouching Tiger meets Star Wars.

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