Tuesday, 3 April 2012
China Mieville Signing At Forbidden Planet
From the press release...
CHINA MIÉVILLE will be signing RAILSEA (Tor) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 23rd May from 6 – 7pm.
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 and the other’s glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life. Even if his philosophy-seeking captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-coloured mole she’s been chasing – ever since it took her arm all those years ago.
When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But the impossible salvage Sham finds in the derelict leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides: by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters and salvage-scrabblers. And it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.
It's happening on a Wednesday so I'll definitely be somewhere in the queue :o) 'Railsea' is vying for my attention right now, along with a couple of other books, so I might even have read it by the time the signing comes round... See you there?