Del Rey Books, Hardcover, 9780345524522, 424pp.
Publication Date: May 15, 2012
From China Mieville 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")
“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale—there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert. . . . But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”—Los Angeles Times
“[Miéville] gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, Godzilla-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails.”—USA Today
“Superb . . . massively imaginative.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Riveting . . . a great adventure.”—NPR
“Wildly inventive . . . Every sentence is packed with wit.”—The Guardian (London)