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Embassytown By China Mieville

by China Mieville

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An enthralling novel from the award-winning author of Kraken and The City & The City
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Embassytown by China Mieville

Winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, China Mieville's astonishing Embassytown is an intelligent and immersive exploration of language in an alien world.

Embassytown: a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe.

Avice is an immerser, a traveller on the immer, the sea of space and time below the everyday, now returned to her birth planet. Here on Arieka, humans are not the only intelligent life, and Avice has a rare bond with the natives, the enigmatic Hosts - who cannot lie.

Only a tiny cadre of unique human Ambassadors can speak Language, and connect the two communities. But an unimaginable new arrival has come to Embassytown. And when this Ambassador speaks, everything changes.

Catastrophe looms. Avice knows the only hope is for her to speak directly to the alien Hosts.

And that is impossible.

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About China Mieville

China Mieville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award (Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice (Perdido Street Station and The Scar). The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell (The Times) and Philip K. Dick (Guardian).

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Embassytown by China Mieville
China Mieville
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
Winner of Locus Award Best Science Fiction Novel 2012 (UK) Short-listed for The Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel 2012 (UK) Short-listed for BSFA Award for Best Novel 2012 (UK) Short-listed for The Arthur C. Clarke Award 2012 (UK) Short-listed for Nebula Award Best Novel 2012 (UK) Short-listed for Hugo Award For Best Novel 2012 (United States)
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