Railsea / China Mieville.
- Description: 424 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2012.
- ISBN: 9780345524522 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0345524527 (hardback)
- 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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|Beverly Main||Young Adult Fiction||Young Adult Fiction/ Mieville (Text to phone)||Checked out||06/05/2013|
|Danvers||New Books||NEW Fic / Mieville (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Marblehead||Teen Fiction||Y FICTION MIEVILLE, CHINA 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Swampscott||Thomson Room||YA Fic-sf Mieville (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Wakefield||On Order||On Order 66856 (Text to phone)||On order||-|
|Summary:||"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. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea--even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored mole she's been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict--a kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails--leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. 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. Here is a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping & brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms China Mieville's status as "the most original & talented voice to appear in several years" (Science Fiction Chronicle)"--|
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