Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
China Miéville doesn't follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer - and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field - with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak.

Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language.

When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties - to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Praise for this book

"A fully achieved work of art." - Ursula K Le Guin

"One of the most interesting and promising writers to appear in the last few years in any genre." - Carlos Ruiz Zafón


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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Embassytown Signed Edition
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 1-78103-075-8 / 978-1-78103-075-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 1-59606-410-2 / 978-1-59606-410-2 (USA edition)
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Embassytown
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April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Embassytown
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January 2011 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-345-52451-9 / 978-0-345-52451-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Embassytown: A Novel
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 0-345-52450-0 / 978-0-345-52450-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Embassytown
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ISBN: 0-330-53307-X / 978-0-330-53307-2 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Embassytown
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ISBN: 0-230-75431-7 / 978-0-230-75431-7 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Embassytown: A Novel
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Title: Embassytown
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