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On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea — even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-coloured mole she’s been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict — a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible — leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters and salvage-scrabblers. And it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.

Review:

"From China Miéville comes a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping and brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms his status as 'the most original and talented voice to appear in several years.'" Science Fiction Chronicle

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“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale — there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert....But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.” Los Angeles Times

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“[Miéville] gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, Godzilla-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails.” USA Today

Review:

“Superb...massively imaginative.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Review:

“Riveting...a great adventure.” NPR

Review:

“Wildly inventive....Every sentence is packed with wit.” The Guardian (London)

About the Author

China Miéville is the author of several books, including Un Lun Dun, Perdido Street Station, The City & The City, Kraken, and Embassytown. His works have won the Hugo, the British Science Fiction Award (twice), the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times) and the World Fantasy Award. He lives and works in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345524539
Author:
Mieville, China
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Mieville, China
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.47 x 0.94 in 0.8 lb

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Product details 448 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345524539 Reviews:
"Review" by , "From China Miéville comes a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping and brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms his status as 'the most original and talented voice to appear in several years.'"
"Review" by , “Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale — there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert....But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”
"Review" by , “[Miéville] gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, Godzilla-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails.”
"Review" by , “Superb...massively imaginative.”
"Review" by , “Riveting...a great adventure.”
"Review" by , “Wildly inventive....Every sentence is packed with wit.”
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