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ISBN 10: 1596064102 / ISBN 13: 9781596064102
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1596064102 2011, first edition. 352 pages. #106 of 500 limited edition signed copies. Signed by Mieville on the limitation page. Tan cloth with blue gilt spine titling. Cloth lightly bumped to the spine ends. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine. Interior bright and unmarked. > SIGNED by Author. > DJ > First edition. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2001918

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Title: Embassytown

Publisher: Subterranean

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Welcome to Arieka, the distant, densely imagined planet that serves as principal setting for China Mieville's extraordinary new novel, Embassytown.

Immerser Avice Benner Cho has returned to her childhood home, from her adventures in the Out. Her world is as mysterious, complex, and exotic as any you will ever encounter. It is a world in which humans and "exots" co-exist with the indigenous, enigmatic Ariekei--otherwise known as Hosts. That relationship, which is mediated by a group of unique linguists, the Ambassadors, has proceeded in relative tranquility for many years. Then one day a new, utterly unexpected Ambassador arrives...

Embassytown is a novel about diplomacy and conflict in a vividly created alien society. It is also, most centrally, a meditation on the power and infinitely varied possibilities of language itself. The result is an intellectual adventure of the highest order, a distinguished addition to an imposing--and constantly surprising--body of work.

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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 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.

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