Sunday, 11 December 2011

Cover blurb for China Mieville's RAILSEA

As previously hinted, Railsea will indeed be China Mieville's second YA fantasy novel. The American cover art was revealed a few weeks ago, but now we have a cover blurb as well:
From China Miéville, New York Times bestselling author of Un Lun Dun, a thrilling new young adult novel that reimagines Moby-Dick in an unforgettable and fascinatingly imagined setting.

Sham Yes ap Soorap, young doctor’s assistant, is in search of life’s purpose aboard a diesel locomotive on the hunt for the great elusive moldywarpe, Mocker-Jack. But on an old train wreck at the outskirts of the world, Sham discovers an astonishing secret that changes everything: evidence of an impossible journey. A journey left unfinished…which Sham takes it on himself to complete. It’s a decision that might cost him his life.
The novel is currently scheduled for release by Del Rey in the USA and Pan Macmillan in the UK on 15 May 2012.

1 comment:

redhead said...

Excellent, can't wait!

I'm not usually a YA reader, but if it's got Mieville's name on it, I want to read it.