UK cover art and blurb for China Miéville's KRAKEN

This is the UK cover art for China Miéville's forthcoming Kraken. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Here's one blurb:

The Natural History Museum's prize exhibit - a giant squid - suddenly disappears. This audacious theft leads Clem, the research scientist who has recently finished preserving the exhibit, into a dark urban underworld of warring cults and surreal magic. It seems that for some, the squid represents a god and should be worshiped as such. Clem gradually comes to realise that someone may be attempting to use the squid to trigger an apocalypse. And so it is now up to him and a renegade squid-worshiper named Dean to find a way of stopping the destruction of the world as they know it whilst themselves surviving the all out-gang warfare that they have unwittingly been drawn into...

Here's another:

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.

Kraken will be released next spring.

7 commentaires:

isis said...

someone may be attempting to use the squid to trigger an apocalypse


nice cover too.

Anonymous said...

I read this blurb a while ago and all I could think was: squid triggering an apocalypse... that's Watchmen, right?

Icepick said...

Sounds interesting (and the cover art sure is nice), but I found his last book so hard to read that I'll probably give this one a miss until the trade release.

Seth Merlo said...

So it's not a New Crobuzon novel, then? Those blurbs got me thinking of VanderMeer and Ambergris, though I don't think we need to be worried about Mieville 'borrowing' from anyone, let alone VanderMeer or Watchmen.

Nate said...

Dan Brown meets H.P. Lovecraft.

Sounds awful, but I'll give it a whirl as he's done so well so far.

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The Flying Halftrak said...

Loved Perdido Street Station, loved The Scar, and yes, I very much liked The City & The City, so I'll definitely pick up this.