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Kraken by China Mieville
Pan Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780330492324
Date: 05 November 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

The loudly lauded China Miéville delivers another loudly lauded novel in the form of Kraken - a dark, fishy fantasy of strange, squid-related goings-on in London. This is the mass market edition from Tor UK.

The author recently scooped both the Hugo and the World Fantasy Award for his previous novel The City and the city and I strongly suspect that this one too will feature on next year's short-lists.

"Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?

For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.

A god that someone is hoping will end the world. "

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