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The Resource Railsea, China Miâeville

Railsea, China Miâeville

Label
Railsea
Title
Railsea
Statement of responsibility
China Miâeville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one's death & the other's glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea--even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored mole she's been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict--a kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails--leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters, & salvage-scrabblers, & it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. Here is a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping & brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms China Mieville's status as 'the most original & talented voice to appear in several years' (Science Fiction Chronicle)"--
Summary
"On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one's death & the other's glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea--even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored mole she's been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict--a kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails--leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters, & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. Here is a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping & brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms China Mieville's status as "the most original & talented voice to appear in several years" (Science Fiction Chronicle)"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
  • Locus Young Adult Book Award, 2013.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10126473
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miâeville, China
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
730
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
R35 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Railsea, China Miâeville
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
424 p.
Isbn
9780345524522
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009516
Other control number
40020938206
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)747527888
Label
Railsea, China Miâeville
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
424 p.
Isbn
9780345524522
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009516
Other control number
40020938206
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)747527888

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