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Railsea
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
424 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
Status:
Severna Park Library - Children's Fiction
J FICTION (M)
Description
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 and 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-coloured 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 series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible--leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters and salvage-scrabblers. And it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. From China Mi#65533;ville comes a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping and brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms his status as "the most original and talented voice to appear in several years." ( Science Fiction Chronicle )
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Street Date:
1205
Language:
English
ISBN:
0345524527 (hdc.) :, 9780345524522 (hdc.) :

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Description
"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)"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Miéville, C. (2012). Railsea. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Miéville, China. 2012. Railsea. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Miéville, China, Railsea. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Miéville, China. Railsea. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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