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The Resource Embassytown, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

Embassytown, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

Label
Embassytown
Title
Embassytown
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens
Summary
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.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2012.
  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
382037
Cataloging source
NDD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miéville, China
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
E46 2011eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Life on other planets
  • Space warfare
  • Loyalty
Target audience
adult
Label
Embassytown, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B004J4WLU0 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Color
black and white
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345524515
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B004J4WLU0 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
  • EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7a9981fa-4d5a-45fc-8ab3-fdb11429f39e
Specific material designation
other
System control number
  • 2170270
  • 1039808
  • (OCoLC)ocm729610519
  • 4502-64960
  • (OCoLC)729610519
  • (OCoLC)ocn729610519
  • (OUa)vtls000847027
  • 2170270
Label
Embassytown, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B004J4WLU0 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Color
black and white
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345524515
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B004J4WLU0 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
  • EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7a9981fa-4d5a-45fc-8ab3-fdb11429f39e
Specific material designation
other
System control number
  • 2170270
  • 1039808
  • (OCoLC)ocm729610519
  • 4502-64960
  • (OCoLC)729610519
  • (OCoLC)ocn729610519
  • (OUa)vtls000847027
  • 2170270

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