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PRAISE FOR CHINA MIÉVILLE
 
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“The stakes [are] driven high and almost anything can happen. The reader is primed for a memorable payoff, and Miéville more than delivers.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
The City & The City
 
“If Philip K. Dick and Raymond Chandler’s love child were raised by Franz Kafka, the writing that emerged might resemble . . .The City & The City.”—Los Angeles Times
 

Perdido Street Station
 
“Compulsively readable . . . impossible to expunge from memory.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
The Scar
 
“A fantastic setting for an unforgettable tale . . . memorable because of Miéville’s vivid language [and] rich imagination.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
 

Iron Council
 
“A masterwork . . . a story that pops with creativity.”—Wired
 
Un Lun Dun
 
“Endlessly inventive . . . [a] hybrid ofAlice in Wonderland, The Wizard of OzandThe Phantom Tollbooth.”—Salon
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ISBN-10:  0345524497
ISBN-13:  978-0345524492
Author:  China Mieville
Publisher:  Del Rey
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   Avice Benner Cho thought she was off and away from the strange, distant colony of Embassytown forever. After a difficult upbringing, she became an immerser, directing ships from planet to planet. Her home started to become a memory. But then, in the company of a husband eager to see it, she returns to her home planet, and the titular city of her birth, in time to witness, participate and influence a true revolution of ideas--a revolution in the language of an entire species. Such …
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