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Embassytown

By China Miéville

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.

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9780345524492


Format: Book
Author: Miéville, China
Summary: Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.
Title: Embassytown / China Miéville.
Publisher Date: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011.
Subject: Human-alien encounters -- Fiction Life on other planets -- Fiction Space warfare -- Fiction Loyalty -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780345524492 (hbk. : acid-free paper) 0345524497 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: SF Mieville
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Bib Id: 358209

Format: Book
Author: Miéville, China
Summary: Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.
Title: Embassytown / China Miéville.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011.
Description: 345 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Human-alien encounters -- Fiction
Subjects: Life on other planets -- Fiction
Subjects: Space warfare -- Fiction
Subjects: Loyalty -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2011002854
ISBN: 9780345524492 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0345524497 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: SF Mieville