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The Scar

(2002)
(The second book in the New Crobuzon series)
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Awards
2003 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee)
2003 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel
2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee)
2003 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee)
2002 Philip K Dick Award (nominee)

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award by the age of 30, China Miéville has also been a World Fantasy Award and Bram Stoker finalist. The Scar, arguably his most ambitious novel yet, takes us on a bizarre voyage on a vast ship teeming with grotesquely re-engineered prisoners. Among them, biding her time for a peaceful landing, is the brilliant Bellis Coldwine, a linguist whose access to secrets protects her. But on the Swollen Oceans, pirates overrun this vessel of mutants, and Bellis, now doubly captive, confronts a death sentence that others call life...


Genre: Science Fiction

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