Written by China Miéville
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Written by China Miéville | Narrated by Jonathan Cowley
This “cross between Moby-Dick and Dune” (AudioFile) might just be the thrilling, imaginative combination you never knew you needed. Riding the rails, Sham joins a captain’s single-minded hunt for a giant, ivory-colored moldywarpe — and is swept up in a grand adventure. Written by a Hugo and Locus Award–winning author!


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. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea-even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-coloured mole she’s been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it’s a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict-a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible-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. From China Miéville comes a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping and brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick that confirms his status as “the most original and talented voice to appear in several years.” (Science Fiction Chronicle)From the Hardcover edition.

Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Run time: 10 hours
Unabridged Audiobook

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