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|Grouped Work ID||e56d22e2-a6ef-d378-d8a5-b6d62badf3d7|
|Grouping Author||china mieville|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-05-14 07:30:49AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-05-14 07:46:34AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9781617074332|
|detailed_location_catalog||North Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|
Southeast Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Village Regional Library - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
|display_description||China Miéville doesn't follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.|
In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak.
Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language.
When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties—to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.
From the Hardcover edition.
|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|subject_facet||Human-alien encounters -- Fiction|
Life on other planets -- Fiction
Loyalty -- Fiction
Space warfare -- Fiction
Embassytown / China Miéville
Life on other planets