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Railsea - China Miéville

Railsea - China Miéville

Title: Railsea

Author:  China Miéville

ISBN:  9780230765108

Weight:  865g

Lined and prepublication dated signed first edition, first printing



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Railsea by China Miéville

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt.

The giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary.  But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life.  Even if his philosophy-seeking captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-coloured mole she’s been chasing – ever since it took her arm all those years ago.

When they come across a wrecked train, at first it’s a welcome distraction.  But the impossible salvage Sham finds in the derelict leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for.  Soon he’s hunted on all sides: by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters and salvage-scrabblers.

And it might not be just Sham’s life that's about to change.  It could be the whole of the railsea.

Playful and clever, this is the new gloriously imagined novel from China Miéville

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Railsea
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Lined: Well grubbed, old mole
Dated: 23/5/12 [prepublication]
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780230765108
ISBN 10: 0230765106
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 376
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 163 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Chris Close
Jacket design: Crush Creative

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