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NEWS | China Miéville has released the Kraken so what's next?

With China Miéville's Kraken just being released in the UK, Pan Macmillan has announced a little about his next new novel. This just in from the Pan Macmillan newsletter:
We’ve also just done a new deal for the next book from China Miéville. His latest novel Kraken (out now) is a fantastic romp through a London that only China could create. The new book Embassytown which we will publish in May next year is a brilliant science-fiction novel.
This should mean Embassytown will be release around the same time in the states as Del Rey, Miéville's US publisher generally tries to match them within a month of each other.  What little I've heard about this new book is that it will be more Sci-Fi than any of his other previous novels.  Here is a tidbit from an interview he recently did:
However he revealed his next book is already with his editor – ’science fiction, aliens and spaceships, but I don’t want to give too much away’ – and should be out next year, while adding he has a bunch of books in mind that he wants to write in the future.
Kraken will be released later next month stateside, which is still too far away for me.

UPDATE: Here is the blurb for Embassytown:
"Embassytown: a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe.

Avice is an immerser, a traveller on the immer, the sea of space and time below the everyday, now returned to her birth planet. Here on Arieka, humans are not the only intelligent life, and Avice has a rare bond with the natives, the enigmatic Hosts - who cannot lie.

Only a tiny cadre of unique human Ambassadors can speak Language, and connect the two communities. But an unimaginable new arrival has come to Embassytown. And when this Ambassador speaks, everything changes.

Catastrophe looms. Avice knows the only hope is for her to speak directly to the alien Hosts.

And that is impossible."

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Patrick said...

Embassytown is the first official entry on the Highly Anticipated Books of 2011 list.

Mad Hatter Review said...

Most definitely. Although I've already got spots for Abercrombie's The Heroes, Lynch's The Republic of Thieves, Rothfuss's The Wise Man's Fear.

Patrick said...

True. I forgot about TThe Heroes.

Lynch is off the list until he gets his game together.

And *gasp* I haven't read Rothfuss yet...I know, I know

Abercrombie and Mieville are on the list then. Which is funny because I chose between TBest Served Cold and The City and The City last summer.