Author(s): China Mieville
Venture into the Railsea – an epic journey for readers of all ages. 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 & the other's glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham senses that there's more to life. Even if his captain can think only of her obsessive hunt for one savage mole. When they find a wrecked train, it's a welcome distraction. But the impossible salvage Sham finds there leads to trouble. Soon he's hunted on all sides: by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. And it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.
China Mieville lives & works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award & has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim & drew comparison with the works of Kafka & Orwell and Philip K. Dick. His previous novel, Embassytown, was a first & widely praised foray into science fiction (published in 2011).