The Years of Rice and Salt

Imagined AI depiction of the book "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson, encapsulating the essence of this hugo-2003 award winning novel.

In The Years of Rice and Salt, author Kim Stanley Robinson presents an alternative history where the Black Death decimates Europe, resulting in a world where China, the Muslim world, and the Native American civilizations are the dominant global powers. The novel spans from the 14th century to the 21st century, tracing the reincarnations of the main characters and exploring themes of history, religion, and the nature of humanity. The story takes place in various locations including Future Earth, Historic Earth, and Otherworld, as the characters navigate different societies and time periods.

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Imagined AI depiction of Bistami from "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Mystical Philosopher in the narrative.

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