China Miéville signing Embassytown
Join China Miéville at Forbidden Planet for a special PRE-PUBLICATION signing of his latest novel EMBASSYTOWN. This will take place at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Tuesday 3rd May 6 – 7pm.
China Miéville lives and works in London. He is the three-time winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award, twice winner of the British Fantasy Award and this year’s winner of the Hugo and World Fantasy Award. He's the author of acclaimed young adult novel, Un Lun Dun. As well as writing fantastic fiction, China’s PhD thesis has been turned into a book, Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law, published in 2005. He is a member of the British Socialist Workers Party and in 2001 stood for Parliament for the Socialist Alliance in North Kensington.
Embassytown: a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe. Avice is an immerser, a traveller on the immer, the sea of space and time below the everyday, now returned to her birth planet. Here on Arieka, humans are not the only intelligent life, and Avice has a rare bond with the natives, the enigmatic Hosts - who cannot lie. Only a tiny cadre of unique human Ambassadors can speak Language, and connect the two communities. But an unimaginable new arrival has come to Embassytown. And when this Ambassador speaks, everything changes. Catastrophe looms. Avice knows the only hope is for her to speak directly to the alien Hosts. And that is impossible.