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The last days of new Paris : a novella

Author: China Miéville
Publisher: London Picador, 2018. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville's Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations. Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fantasy fiction
War fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: China Miéville
ISBN: 9781447296553 1447296559
OCLC Number: 1026404307
Notes: First published 2016 by Del Rey.
Awards: Short-listed for Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel 2017 (UK)
Description: 205 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: China Miéville.

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A thriller of a war that never was. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring  Read more...

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Beautiful, stunningly realized . . . [The Last Days of New Paris] is a brief vacation in alien latitudes, a midnight layover in an imaginary place. -- NPR Mieville takes one of the most exhausted Read more...

 
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