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Staff Favorites April 2012. Embassytown by China Miéville. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.

China Mieville's Embassytown is rich and fascinating science fiction about language and thought.

Edward Rutherford, London

London: Edward Rutherfurd Second Edward Rutherford book for me in 2012 - on the waiting list.

This Census Taker, by China Mieville. Del Ray, 2016

This Census-Taker by China Mieville Started: Finished: Rating: ***½

Iron Council by China Mieville

The Wertzone: Iron Council by China Mieville - it's a fantasy about building a cross-continental railway line

book cover of     The Scar      (New Crobuzon, book 2)    by    China Miéville

The Scar is the third novel written by China Miéville, a self-described "weird fiction" writer from London, England.

Dystopias Aren't Just Great Literary Fun, They're Excellent Social Barometers | Adam Sternbergh

11 Dystopian Novels You Absolutely Need To Read

"The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi is a dystopian novel that tells the story of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade....

Booktopia has Consider Phlebas, A Culture Novel : Book 1 by Iain M. Buy a discounted Paperback of Consider Phlebas online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Check out this interview I did with author Storm Constantine! http://jamielakenovels.com/2014/07/25/interview-with-author-storm-constantine/

Booktopia has Wraeththu Omnibus, Wraeththu by Storm Constantine. Buy a discounted Paperback of Wraeththu Omnibus online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Greater journey : Americans in Paris by David McCullough. Classmark: DC718 .A44 M39 2011

Greater journey : Americans in Paris by David McCullough.

If you haven't read NEVERWHERE yet, read the new edition, complete with Croup and Vandemar prologue and a Marquis de Carabas story.  If you have read it, read it again!

Neverwhere: Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman

If you haven't read NEVERWHERE yet, read the new edition, complete with Croup and Vandemar prologue and a Marquis de Carabas story. If you have read it, read it again! Thid is easily one of my favorite books!

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