Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Railsea Paperback – May 1, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
"'Fiction of the new century' Neil Gaiman 'Mieville's work is thrillingly imaginative... immensely witty and utterly unforgettable' Scotland on Sunday 'One of the most imaginative young writers around in any kind of fiction' Guardian 'Mieville's imagined societies may be fantastic, but they are utterly coherent... wonderfully infectious' Daily Telegraph"
About the Author
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, Embassytown, was published in 2011.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Scattered across this world is salvage. It can lie in layers of ancient civilizations: paper, metal, computer....Sham's heart lies with the mysteries of salvage. And he has heard word of the unthinkable land beyond the rails. Where did the rails begin? (We had a clue in an earlier novel: trains that laid track before them as they traveled.)
To me the philosophy ( as Mieville uses it, an obsession for a certain meaning) is the world that exists entire in these pages. I am a true sucker for a created world. Mieville makes certain sly references to Moby Dick and his nearly named Melville. But there it is a destination born of his amazing mind. I invite you on this journey to another world, and maybe one to come.