Extract from China Miéville's EMBASSYTOWN

Pan Macmillan have made the prologue and the first chapter from China Miéville's upcoming Embassytown (Canada, USA, Europe) available on their website.

Here's the blurb:

Embassytown: a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe.

Avice is an immerser, a traveller on the immer, the sea of space and time below the everyday, now returned to her birth planet. Here on Arieka, humans are not the only intelligent life, and Avice has a rare bond with the natives, the enigmatic Hosts - who cannot lie.

Only a tiny cadre of unique human Ambassadors can speak Language, and connect the two communities. But an unimaginable new arrival has come to Embassytown. And when this Ambassador speaks, everything changes.

Catastrophe looms. Avice knows the only hope is for her to speak directly to the alien Hosts.

And that is impossible

You can read the excerpt here.

1 commentaires:

Lisa (Read.Breathe.Relax.) said...

I've heard A LOT of good things about Chine Mieville but somehow have never read any of his books. This sounds especially interesting, thought!