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The Resource The scar, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

The scar, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

Label
The scar
Title
The scar
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Mi?ville?s Embassytown. A mythmaker of the highest order, China Mi?ville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Mi?ville?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 Mi?ville is a writer for a new era?and The Scar is a luminous, brilliantly imagined novel that is nothing short of spectacular
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Miéville, China
Dewey number
632
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
S33 2002eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Prisoners
  • Prison hulks
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Prison hulks
  • Prisoners
  • FICTION / General
  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Science fiction
Label
The scar, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Del Ray book"--T.p. verso
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (638 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345454898
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70c0322f-5fe4-4a88-93be-312c06528f69
Publisher number
EB00155870
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232117656
  • (OCoLC)ocn232117656
Label
The scar, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
"A Del Ray book"--T.p. verso
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (638 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345454898
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70c0322f-5fe4-4a88-93be-312c06528f69
Publisher number
EB00155870
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232117656
  • (OCoLC)ocn232117656
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