Geek Book Club Discusses Embassytown

The Geek Book Club will discuss Embassytown by China Mieville at Park Road Books in December. The meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm. The book club is open to everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Selection:

Embassytown by China Mieville

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--but which speaks through her, whether she likes it or not.

 

Geek Book Club members receive 20% off the list price

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Embassytown: A Novel By China Miéville Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345524508
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - January 31st, 2012