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Embassytown

Author: China Miéville
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction, English
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: China Miéville
ISBN: 9780345524492 0345524497 9780345524515 0345524519
OCLC Number: 659766009
Description: 345 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: China Miéville.

Abstract:

Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.
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