A dark urban fantasy thriller from one of the all-time masters of the genre.
"the literary fantasy of the year" Guardian, Fiction Recommendations of the Year
Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?
For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.
A god that someone is hoping will end the world.
PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE
"[Mieville s] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing." Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian (on Three Moments of an Explosion)
"Dark and thought-provoking." The San Diego Union-Tribune (on The City & The City)
"Richly conceived." The New York Times Book Review (on Embassytown)
"Compulsively readable." The Washington Post Book World (on Perdido Street Station)
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by on September 30, 2016
- Pan Macmillan UK, June 2010
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