Un Lun Dun

China Miéville (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Del Rey Books
Publish Date
January 29, 2008
Pages
474
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345458445
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About the Author

China Miéville is the author of King Rat; Perdido Street Station, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; The Scar, which won the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; Iron Council, which won the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; and a collection of short stories, Looking for Jake. He lives and works in London. Un Lun Dun is his first book for younger readers.

Reviews

"It hardly seems possible that I didn't read this novel and love it at age 12, it brought back so vividly the long, book-drunk days of my late childhood. Like the best children's fiction, Un Lun Dun seems to have always been there waiting to be discovered. Finding it as a grown-up may not be the optimum way to stumble into UnLondon, but it's pretty miraculous all the same."--Salon

"Give [Un Lun Dun] to a kid (and borrow it when they're done). It just might help them grow up into the kind of nerd we need a lot more of--one who thinks they can save the world with sheer ingenuity."--Wired magazine

"Miéville has done us a favor by creating a protagonist who was most assuredly not chosen to save the day, and it's an excellent turn of events. There are some icky gruesome baddies and the good guys are often a lot of fun."--January Magazine

"[Miéville] relies on his formidable storytelling skill for this lengthy yet swiftmoving tale that, with a wink and a nod, cuts through archetypal notions of fate and prophecy. Highly recommended for Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker fans especially."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The most thoroughly playful tale Miéville has written."--Locus magazine

"A multifaceted romp through a world many of us would love to visit."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Full of clever word play and compelling characters, Miéville's novel is a tour de force. This rollicking, fantastical and altogether incredible novel will appeal to both adults and young readers."--Romantic Times

"Whimsy, wondrous images . . . There are few more fascinating world builders than China Miéville. . . . His powers of invention seem boundless . . . his sensitivity to language immense."--The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

"A book which shows the world as it truly is: full of marvels and monsters and unexpected opportunities for heroism and magic. Un Lun Dun is delicious, twisty, ferocious fun, a book so crammed with inventions, delights, and unexpected turns that you will want to start reading it over again as soon as you've reached the end."--Kelly Link, author of Stranger Things Happen and Magic for Beginners