• Embassytown

    by China Mieville
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    Embassytown

China Miéville

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Embassytown

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Date

May
24
Tuesday
May 24, 2011
6:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome award-winning fantasy fiction writer CHINA MIÉVILLE for a reading from his most recent novel, Embassytown.

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak.

Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language.

When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties—to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.

China Miéville
China Miéville

China Miéville

China Miéville is the author of King Rat; Perdido Street Station, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; The Scar, winner of the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; Looking for Jake, a collection of short stories; Un Lun Dun, his New York Times bestselling book for younger readers; The City and the City, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Hugo Award; and numerous other novels, stories, and essays. He lives and works in London.

Photo Credit: Kate Eshelby

Online ticket sales for this event have ended. Tickets are still available at Harvard Book Store and by phone at 617-661-1515. Tickets purchased online can be picked up when the doors open at the Brattle Theatre, around 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 24.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand Crimson Corner on the right side of the street and Curious George book shop on the left side of the street. Keeping the newsstand to your right, proceed along Brattle St. (you will pass the restaurant Tory Row). Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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(617) 661-1515
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(617) 661-1424 x6
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