|Railsea by China Miéville|
Published by Pan Macmillan
Paperback - 376 pages
Published 1st May 2012
Review copy given by publisher
Passed the Lemon Law in July 2013
In A Nutshell
If there’s one thing Miéville does well, it’s in crafting something quite unique. The world of the Railsea is a combination of steampunk, post-apocalyptic and alternate-earth, with Miéville only scratches the surface on the history and culture of its inhabitants. I’d definitely be up for a sequel, prequel or spin-off tale set in the same world.
From the moletrains to the pirates who anchor at Manihiki, to the nomadic wind-powered trains, there’s a hell of a lot of potential for this universe.