Humans inadvertently introduce catastrophic changes to an alien species near one of their colonies. Avice Benner Cho is a hyperspace pilot who comes back to her childhood home as an adult. She grew up in Embassytown, a colony of Bremen. Embassytown is on the border planet of Arieka, which exists at the edge of the known Universe and its location makes it strategically important.
On Arieka several species coexists, mainly non-indigenous aliens and the... Iron Council
Del Rey, July 2004, 24.95, 496 pp.
Although nobody knows why, the city-state of New Crobuzon has been at war with the Tesh for years; both sides use men and sorcery to gain an inch of land in a conflict that never ends. Within New Crobuzon, the militia keeps a tight control on the people, newspapers print all the party deems fit to print, workers have no right to appeal, and those deemed criminal by the state are killed or magica... King Rat
After his father is brutally murdered a young man is dragged into a conflict between ancient enemies. Saul Garamond is a young Londoner in his mid-twenties. He comes home one night from visiting friends out of town and sneaks into his room to avoid having to talk to his father.
In the morning he is shocked awake by the police banging on the door. He sees the shattered glass of his flat's window and realizes something is terribly wrong. He wonders if h... Perdido Street Station
A middle-aged scientist in the sci-fi/fantasy city of New Corbuzon is approached by a mythological bird-man to construct a way for him to regain his lost powers of flight. This inquiry sets of serious of events that involves the accidental release of a terrifying dream-eating monster, and the equally accidental kidnapping of the scientist's bug-headed girlfriend by murderous drug lords....
Del Rey, Jul 2002, 18.95, 640 pp.
The Terpsichoria leaves New Crobuzon bound for a colony with convicts, slaves, and a few paying customers needing to leave the city by any means possible on board. Among the passengers is desolate Bellis Coldwine. The astringent woman has been exiled from the great city.
The seafaring voyage turns nasty when pirates board the ship. Most of those sailing on the Terpsichoria are worthless to ... Un Lun Dun
Two girls travel to a strange mirror world and help its citizens fight off an evil smog monster. Zanna Moon and Deeba Resha are playing when they see a fox, but strangely it doesn't seem scared of them at all. This is just the latest in a series of strange events and encounters that Zanna has experienced recently.
Zanna goes over to spend the night at Deeba's house and in the middle of the night they hear a commotion which turns out to be a broken umb...