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China Mieville

A dark urban fantasy thriller from one of the all-time masters of the genre. the literary fantasy of the year Guardian, Fiction Recommendations of the Year Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears? For curator Billy Harrow it’s the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he’s been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it’s a god. A god that someone is hoping will end the world. PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE [Mieville s] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian (on Three Moments of an Explosion) Dark and thought-provoking. The San Diego Union-Tribune (on The City & The City) Richly conceived. The New York Times Book Review (on Embassytown) Compulsively readable. The Washington Post Book World (on Perdido Street Station)

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