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Blackfish City

(2018)
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A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2018

'Incisive and beautifully written . . .Blackfish City simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder' - Ann Leckie, Hugo, Nebula and Clarke Award-winning author

'Sam Miller is a fiercely strong writer, and this book is a blast' - Daryl Gregory, World Fantasy Award-winning author

'It's too early in the year to begin assembling 2018's 'best of' list, but Blackfish City has got to be an early contender' - Starburst

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After the climate wars, a floating city was constructed in the Arctic Circle. Once a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering it is now rife with corruption and the population simmers with unrest.

Into this turmoil comes a strange new visitor - a woman accompanied by an orca and a chained polar bear. She disappears into the crowds looking for someone she lost thirty years ago, followed by whispers of a vanished people who could bond with animals. Her arrival draws together four people and sparks a chain of events that will change Blackfish City forever.

DISTURBING, POWERFUL AND FEARLESSLY IMAGINED, BLACKFISH CITY IS A MESMERISING NOVEL FROM A REMARKABLE NEW VOICE IN SCIENCE FICTION

*****

'A compelling dystopian thriller' Guardian

'I haven't been this swept away by imagination and worldbuilding since Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials' - Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award-nominated author of Her Body and other Parties

'An urgent tale . . . wrapped in an action-packed science fiction thriller' - Washington Post

'An ambitious, imaginative and big-hearted dystopian ensemble story that's by turns elegiac and angry' - Publisher's Weekly

'This is the kind of swirling, original sci-fi we live for' - B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wildly inventive post-cyberpunk ride that also has real things to say about community and family. Sam Miller’s drowned future is vivid and fully real, even as he throws in the weird and the fantastic. Sam Miller is a fiercely strong writer, and this book is a blast." - Daryl Gregory

"Miller gives us an incisive and beautifully written story of love, revenge, and the power (and failure) of family in a scarily plausible future. Blackfish City simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder. Plus, it has lots of action and a great cast of characters. Not to mention an orca and a polar bear!" - Ann Leckie

"A floating Arctic city; nano-bonded orcas and polar bears; an Earth violently reshaped by the mistakes we’re making right now… I haven’t been this swept away by imagination and worldbuilding since Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. A gorgeous, queer, muscular novel." - Carmen Maria Machado

"Blackfish City is an exhilarating tour of a post-catastrophe future that’s both fantastical and eerily convincing. Imagine The Yiddish Policeman’s Union cross-bred with Snowcrash and you’ll get an inkling of the imaginative horsepower on display here." - Adam Sternbergh


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Used availability for Sam J Miller's Blackfish City

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blackfish City
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-356-51002-6 / 978-0-356-51002-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-06-268482-5 / 978-0-06-268482-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blackfish City
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-356-51004-2 / 978-0-356-51004-0 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-06-268487-6 / 978-0-06-268487-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blackfish City
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-356-51003-4 / 978-0-356-51003-3 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blackfish City
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blackfish City
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blackfish City
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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April 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 1-5384-9717-4 / 978-1-5384-9717-3
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Blackfish City: Library Edition
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 1-5384-9715-8 / 978-1-5384-9715-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 1-5384-9716-6 / 978-1-5384-9716-6
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blackfish City
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: Orbit
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April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blackfish City: A Novel
Author(s): Sam J Miller
Publisher: Ecco
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