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Railsea

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
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 Miéville's status as 'the most original & talented voice to appear in several years' (Science Fiction Chronicle).

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Used availability for China Mieville's Railsea

Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 0-606-27016-7 / 978-0-606-27016-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 0-230-76510-6 / 978-0-230-76510-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 0-345-52452-7 / 978-0-345-52452-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 1-4472-1367-X / 978-1-4472-1367-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Railsea: A Novel
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 0-345-52453-5 / 978-0-345-52453-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 1-4472-2010-2 / 978-1-4472-2010-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN: 0-230-76512-2 / 978-0-230-76512-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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June 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Railsea
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Railsea: A Novel
Author(s): China Mieville
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA