The protean Mieville's take on a London full to the brim with Gods, mortals and supernatural manifestations. This is London today but not as we know it as a teeming galaxy of inhuman manifestations invade the streets and skies and the hapless junior scientist and unwilling hero in search of a giant squid must decide between enemy and allies to survive a plague of improbable dimensions. Angels, golems, mummies and so much more crisscross the action with gay abandon. Both hilarious at times and dead scary, this will provide you with the healthiest of nightmares.
Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears? For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god - A god that someone is hoping will end the world.
Publication date: 07/05/2010
Publisher: Tor an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 01/09/2006
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||1st September 2006|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
|Categories:||Fantasy, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
China Miéville 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 in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell (The Times) and Philip K. Dick (Guardian). His most recent novel, Kraken, was published in 2010. In 2010 China Miéville won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for ...More About China Mieville