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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. & it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.

Praise for China Miéville: ‘Fiction of the new century’ Neil Gaiman, ‘Miéville’s work is thrillingly imaginative … immensely witty & utterly unforgettable’ Scotland on Sunday, ‘One of the most imaginative young writers around in any kind of fiction’ Guardian, ‘Miéville’s imagined societies may be fantastic, but they are utterly coherent . . . wonderfully infectious’ Daily Telegraph

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

This Census-Taker
This Census-Taker
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
Embassytown
Embassytown
The City & The City
The City & The City
Kraken
Kraken
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