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In such novels as Perdido Street Station and the groundbreaking SF thriller The City & The City, China Miéville has astonished and delighted an ever-growing body of readers. His effortless diversity cements his position as the foremost urban fantasist of the modern era.

This is China Mieville's debut novel. Like his subsequent novels, KING RAT features Mieville's characteristic breakneck pacing, impossible creatures, and new dark worlds. Lavishly illustrated by Richard Kirk, and with a Foreword by Clive Barker and an Afterword by the author, this deluxe edition celebrates Mieville's "bold, pounding, down-and-dirty debut" (Kirkus Reviews).

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Something is stirring in London's dark corners, stamping out its territory in brick dust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond's father and left Saul to pay for the crime. A shadow from the urban waste breaks into Saul's prison cell only to lead him into a different form of imprisonment, as he soon finds himself an unwilling player in a battle between two ancient enemies. In order for Saul to survive, he must confront the forces that would use him, the forces that would destroy him, and the forces that shape his own bizarre identity. 

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The Bas-Lag Novels:

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Edward Miller

Welcome to New Crobuzon, the city at the center of China Mieville’s magisterial novel, Perdido Street Station. First published in 2000, Perdido was Mieville’s second novel (after King Rat) and the first to be set in the fictional universe of Bas-Lag. The book’s impact was powerful and immediate. It received, among other honors, the British Fantasy Society and Arthur C. Clarke awards for Best Novel, and announced the arrival of a major new voice in the literature of the fantastic.

The story begins when Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin, a human scientist, and Lin, his alien lover, receive a visit from an exiled Garuda named Yagharek. Garuda are winged creatures for whom flight is as necessary as breathing. Yagharek, for reasons he cannot quite explain, has lost his wings, and commissions Isaac to restore them. In accepting this commission, Isaac sets in motion a complex plot encompassing a potent hallucinogen called “dreamshit,” a deadly, moth-like insect that feeds on dreams, and assorted denizens of the city’s colorful — and dangerous — underworld.

Dominating this vast canvas is New Crobuzon itself, a profusely detailed metropolis as authentic and convincing as any you will ever encounter. Like the city it so lovingly describes, Perdido Street Station offers delight and astonishment on virtually every page. The product of a powerful, wide-ranging imagination and a gritty, thoroughly urban sensibility, it remains one of the most significant fantasies of the modern era. You have never read anything like it. You probably never will.

The Subterranean Press edition of Perdido Street Station features a full color wraparound illustration for the dust jacket, a full color gatefold pull-out illustration, and the novel’s original dust jacket illustration as a frontispiece.

Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, bound in cloth, in dust jacket

  

Dust jacket and full-color interior illustrations by Edward Miller.

About the Book:

First published in 2002, China Mieville’s The Scar was the second in an extraordinary sequence of novels set in the fictional universe of Bas-Lag. The first Bas-Lag novel, Perdido Street Station, is widely regarded as a classic of modern fantasy. The Scar is every bit its equal.

The Scar is a novel of the sea—of the people, ships and cities that live on the surface, and the astonishing creatures that live beneath. It tells the story of an ill-fated voyage from New Crobizon, the primary setting of Perdido Street Station, to the fledgling colony of Nova Esperium. That voyage will encompass piracy, floating cities, transformative magic, impossibly vast sea creatures, and the threat of impending war. It will lead, in the end, to a region known only as The Scar, where quotidian reality breaks down and new possibilities proliferate.

The Scar is a definitive example of The New Weird, an expansive, revolutionary offshoot of traditional fantasy. Written in muscular, often poetic language and informed throughout by the author’s intelligence and restless imagination, it remains a unique accomplishment, a book no one else could have written. For Mieville’s longtime fans, The Scar is a novel well worth rediscovering. For newcomers, it is an irresistible introduction to an extraordinary fictional world. Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies 

  

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Winner of the 2009 BSFA, 2010 Hugo, 2010 World Fantasy, 2010 Clarke, 2010 Locus, and 2011 Kurd Lasswitz Price Awards.

The story begins when Tyador Borlu, senior detective in the Extreme Crime Squad of the city of Beszel, is called to the scene of a particularly vicious homicide. When the victim turns out to be a young female student with dubious political connections and a controversial history, the investigation spills over into the neighboring city of Ul Qoma. Once there, Borlu enters a labyrinth of violence and corruption that will alter the course of his career.

The City & the City is a brilliantly conceived, masterfully executed novel whose intricate plot encompasses myth and legend, political and cultural divisions, corporate greed, and the arcane forces that move behind the scenes of a beautifully realized urban landscape. Effortlessly blurring the boundaries between mystery, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, it is the most impressive, fully developed work to date by a writer of vast ambition and seemingly limitless gifts.

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Dust jacket by Vincent Chong

Welcome to Arieka, the distant, densely imagined planet that serves as principal setting for China Miéville’s extraordinary new novel, Embassytown.

Immerser Avice Benner Cho has returned to her childhood home, from her adventures in the Out. Her world is as mysterious, complex, and exotic as any you will ever encounter. It is a world in which humans and “exots” co-exist with the indigenous, enigmatic Ariekei—otherwise known as Hosts. That relationship, which is mediated by a group of unique linguists, the Ambassadors, has proceeded in relative tranquility for many years. Then one day a new, utterly unexpected Ambassador arrives…

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The story begins with the impossible disappearance of Architeuthis Dux— a gigantic squid – from London’s Natural History Museum. To some, that squid is simply a bizarre natural phenomenon. To others, it is an enigmatic divinity and a harbinger of the End of Days. The drama that arises from its disappearance illuminates the varied array of magical forces that live—have always lived—beneath the quotidian surface of London. The result is a visionary narrative of men and their gods, of magic, murder, and apocalypse. Densely imagined, enormously funny, and filled with unforgettable images, Kraken is a work of baroque grandeur and great originality that only China Miéville could have written.

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Welcome to the Railsea, a vast conglomeration of interconnected railroad tracks reaching to the limits of the known world. This brilliantly imagined setting stands at the heart of one of China Mieville's most extraordinary accomplishments. A host of memorable characters move through these pages, among them a "bloodstained boy" whose adventures form the armature of the narrative, a brother and sister determined to complete their parents' unfinished journey, and a one-armed captain relentlessly pursuing her "philosophy:" the great almost-white mole known as Mocker Jack. Railsea is a novel about the power of obsession, about the human longing for completion, about narrative itself. But it's also a captivating story that overflows with wonders and strange terrors, with pirates and scavangers, monstrosities and prodigies. And so much more. Filled with humor and great narrative energy, and written in a language so vivid it virtually leaps off the page, it is at once an utterly unique creation and a classic re-imagining of a classic tale. Railsea shows us China Mieville at the top of his game. It's going to be around for a very long time. 

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"Beauty will be convulsive. . . ."

1941.

In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer--and occult disciple--Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever.

1950.

A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts--and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties--to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

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A boy ran down a hill path screaming.

This running, screaming boy has witnessed something terrible, something so awful that he cannot even properly articulate it. All he can do is run. His story is investigated, but no evidence is found to support it, and so in the end, he is sent back. Back up that hill path to the site of his terror, to live with the parent who caused it.

The boy tries to escape. He flees to a gang of local children but they can’t help him. The town refuses to see his danger. He is alone.

Then a stranger arrives. A stranger who claims his job is to ask questions, seek truth. Who can, perhaps, offer safety. Or whose offer may be something altogether different, something safety is no part of.

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