Perdido Street Station

Download or Read eBook Perdido Street Station PDF written by China Miéville and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2003-07-29 with total page 757 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Perdido Street Station

Book Synopsis Perdido Street Station by : China Miéville

WINNER OF THE AUGUST DERLETH AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS • A masterpiece brimming with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and fierce characters, from the author who “has reshaped modern fantasy” (The Washington Post) “[China Miéville’s] fantasy novels, including a trilogy set in and around the magical city-state of New Crobuzon, have the refreshing effect of making Middle-earth seem plodding and flat.”—The New York Times The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the center of the world. Humans and mutants and arcane races brood in the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the river is sluggish with unnatural effluent and foundries pound into the night. For a thousand years, the Parliament and its brutal militias have ruled over a vast economy of workers and artists, spies and soldiers, magicians, crooks, and junkies. Now a stranger has arrived, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand. And something unthinkable is released. The city is gripped by an alien terror. The fate of millions lies with a clutch of renegades. A reckoning is due at the city’s heart, in the vast edifice of brick and wood and steel under the vaults of Perdido Street Station. It is too late to escape.

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  • Publisher – Del Rey
  • Total Pages – 757
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780345464521
  • ISBN-13 – 0345464524

The Scar

Download or Read eBook The Scar PDF written by China Miéville and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-06-25 with total page 638 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Scar

Book Synopsis The Scar by : China Miéville

A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville’s Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations. Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage—and escape from horrific punishment. For she is linked to Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin, the brilliant renegade scientist who has unwittingly unleashed a nightmare upon New Crobuzon. For Bellis, the plan is clear: live among the new frontiersmen of the colony until it is safe to return home. But when the ship is besieged by pirates on the Swollen Ocean, the senior officers are summarily executed. The surviving passengers are brought to Armada, a city constructed from the hulls of pirated ships, a floating, landless mass ruled by the bizarre duality called the Lovers. On Armada, everyone is given work, and even Remades live as equals to humans, Cactae, and Cray. Yet no one may ever leave. Lonely and embittered in her captivity, Bellis knows that to show dissent is a death sentence. Instead, she must furtively seek information about Armada’s agenda. The answer lies in the dark, amorphous shapes that float undetected miles below the waters—terrifying entities with a singular, chilling mission. . . . China Miéville is a writer for a new era—and The Scar is a luminous, brilliantly imagined novel that is nothing short of spectacular. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown.

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  • Publisher – Del Rey
  • Total Pages – 638
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780345454898
  • ISBN-13 – 0345454898

King Rat

Download or Read eBook King Rat PDF written by China Miéville and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2000-10-06 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
King Rat

Book Synopsis King Rat by : China Miéville

Award-winning author China Miéville began his astounding career with King Rat—now in a new Tor Essentials edition—a mix of a young man's search for identity with a pulse-pounding story of revenge and madness. With a new introduction by Tim Maughan, author of Infinite Detail. Something is stirring in London's dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into Saul's prison cell and leads him to freedom: a shadow called King Rat. King Rat reveals to Saul his own royal heritage, a heritage that opens a new world for him, the world below London's streets. With drum-and-bass pounding the backstreets, Saul must confront the forces that would use him, the ones that would destroy him, and those that have shaped his own bizarre identity. Tor Essentials presents new editions of science fiction and fantasy titles of proven merit and lasting value, each volume introduced by an appropriate literary figure. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher – Macmillan
  • Total Pages – 247
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781466826021
  • ISBN-13 – 1466826029

This Census-Taker

Download or Read eBook This Census-Taker PDF written by China Mieville and published by Picador. This book was released on 2016-03-08 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
This Census-Taker

Book Synopsis This Census-Taker by : China Mieville

Filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. "One of our most important writers." Independent on Sunday In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE 'You can't talk about Miéville without using the word "brilliant".' Ursula Le Guin, Guardian 'Miéville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination.' Financial Times 'Miéville - twice winner of the British Fantasy Award and three times winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award - is head and shoulders above other writers in this genre.' The Times 'With each book Miéville becomes more and more ambitious, with a profusion of ideas and images on each page that makes other contemporary books look thin and reductive.' Scotland on Sunday

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  • Publisher – Picador
  • Total Pages – 160
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781743549193
  • ISBN-13 – 1743549199

Iron Council

Download or Read eBook Iron Council PDF written by China Miéville and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2008-08-28 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Iron Council

Book Synopsis Iron Council by : China Miéville

Rebellion and war collide in Iron Council, the award-winning steampunk novel from acclaimed author China Miéville. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing this teeming metropolis to the brink. In the midst of the city's turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs an unconventional rebellion, while a small band of daring rebels escapes in the search for a lost legend. As New Crobuzon faces its darkest hour, there are whispers. It is the time of the Iron Council. . . Set in a desperate world on the brink of revolution, Iron Council is the third book in China Miéville's renowned Bas-Lag series, following the Locus and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning Perdido Street Station and The Scar.

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  • Publisher – Pan Macmillan
  • Total Pages – 577
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780330468251
  • ISBN-13 – 0330468251