Railsea

A Novel
Product Number: EB00158573
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345524546
Publisher: Del Rey
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Description

"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, Mieville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own."-Los Angeles Times 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 & the other's glory. Spectacular as it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than the endless rails of the railsea-even if his captain thinks only of hunting the ivory-colored mole that took her arm years ago. But when they come across a wrecked train, Sham finds something-a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible-that leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[Mieville] 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 "Superb...?assively imaginative."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Riveting...? great adventure."-NPR "Wildly inventive...?very sentence is packed with wit."-The Guardian (London)

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Author(s): China Mieville
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2012

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