Railsea Signed Limited UK 1st Edition by China Mieville
UK 1st Printing, 1st Edition Hardcover
Sealed in Publishers shrinkwrap
New in Fine Unread Collectable Condition
Welcome to the Railsea, a vast conglomeration of interconnected railroad tracks reaching to the limits of the known world. This brilliantly imagined setting stands at the heart of one of China Mieville's most extraordinary accomplishments.
A host of memorable characters move through these pages, among them a “bloodstained boy” whose adventures form the armature of the narrative, a brother and sister determined to complete their parents' unfinished journey, and a one-armed captain relentlessly pursuing her “philosophy:” the great almost-white mole known as Mocker Jack.
Railsea is a novel about the power of obsession, about the human longing for completion, about narrative itself. But it's also a captivating story that overflows with wonders and strange terrors, with pirates and scavangers, monstrosities and prodigies. And so much more. Filled with humor and great narrative energy, and written in a language so vivid it virtually leaps off the page, it is at once an utterly unique creation and a classic re-imagining of a classic tale. Railsea shows us China Mieville at the top of his game. It's going to be around for a very long time.