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Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?

For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.

A god that someone is hoping will end the world.

About China Miéville

China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell and Philip K. Dick. His previous novel, Embassytown, was a first and widely praised foray into science fiction (published in 2011).

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Books by China Miéville

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
This Census-Taker
This Census-Taker
Railsea
Railsea
Embassytown
Embassytown
The City & The City
The City & The City
King Rat
King Rat
Iron Council
Iron Council
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station
Un Lun Dun
Un Lun Dun
The Scar
The Scar
Looking for Jake and Other Stories
Looking for Jake and Other Stories
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)