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The Resource Railsea, China Miéville

Railsea, China Miéville

Label
Railsea
Title
Railsea
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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-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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miéville, China
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
R35 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Melville, Herman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places
  • Moles (Animals)
  • Maps
  • Quests (Expeditions)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Railsea, China Miéville
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A[n] ... imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick"--Dust jacket flap
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
424 p.
Isbn
9780345524522
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009516
Other control number
40020938206
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn747527888
  • (OCoLC)747527888
Label
Railsea, China Miéville
Publication
Note
"A[n] ... imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick"--Dust jacket flap
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
424 p.
Isbn
9780345524522
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009516
Other control number
40020938206
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn747527888
  • (OCoLC)747527888

Library Locations

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      49.280188 -123.114755
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