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Blackfish City

Blackfish City
 

One of the most intriguing future cities in years. --Charlie Jane Anders Simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder. --Ann Leckie A Best Book of the Month in Entertainment Weekly The Washington Post Tor.com B&N Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Amazon After the climate wars, a floa... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062684820
Barcode 9780062684820
Published 17 April 2018 by Ecco Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Miller, Sam J.
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ISBN-13 9780062684820
ISBN-10 0062684825
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 17 April 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Miller, Sam J.
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Political corruption, Organized crime, Dystopias, Dystopian fiction, Government, Resistance
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.56
Catalogue Code 978594

Description of this Book

One of the most intriguing future cities in years. --Charlie Jane Anders Simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder. --Ann Leckie A Best Book of the Month in Entertainment Weekly The Washington Post Tor.com B&N Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Amazon After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city's denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges--crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called the breaks is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives--a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side--the city is entranced. The orcamancer, as she's known, very subtly brings together four people--each living on the periphery--to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves. Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent--and ultimately very hopeful--novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An ambitious, imaginative, and big-hearted dystopian ensemble. . . . Miller has crafted a thriller that unflinchingly examines the ills of urban capitalism. . . . Rendered in poetic interludes. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author's Bio

Sam J. Miller is the Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (a best book of the year for Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, and more). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Sam's short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. A community organizer by day, he lives in New York City.

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