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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.


10 thoughts on “Embassytown

  1. says:

    BLARGH this guy This guy needs to be stopped He is using all the ideas He is taking all the genres I was going to delete that but it got 10 votes, so it can stay The sentiment still rings true Stop using up all the ideas, you limey bastard INTERIOR Parking garage Almost every space is full The only opening is a narrow space labeled Compact Car To its left sits a SHINY MOTORCYCLE. A BLACK LEXUS creeps into view The driver is irritated, swinging his head back and forth in sea BLARGH this guy This guy needs to be stopped He is using all the ideas He is taking all the genres I was going to delete that but it got 10 votes, so it can stay The sentiment still rings true Stop using up all the ideas, you limey bastard INTERIOR Parking garage Almost every space is full The only opening is a narrow space labeled Compact Car To its left sits a SHINY MOTORCYCLE. A BLACK LEXUS creeps into view The driver is irritated, swinging his head back and forth in search of a parking spot He spies the open space DRIVER Yes, finally sees sign Fuuuck considers Screw it The driver attempts to pull into the small space He cuts the corner to closely and bumps the motorcycle, whic...


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    Sometimes words can shatter worlds Especially when they are like thisI don t want to be a simile any, I said I want to be a metaphor. This book lived up to all my expectations No, it did not quite knock The Scar off its Mi villish pedestal but it came pretty damn close to it It is by far my favorite Mieville book I reread it and listened to ittimes than I can remember I loved it so much, and yet when a colleague politely asked what it was aboutwhen I told him I stayed u Sometimes words can shatter worlds Especially when they are like thisI don t want to be a simile any, I said I want to be a metaphor. This book lived up to all my expectations No, it did not quite knock The Scar off its Mi villish pedestal but it came pretty damn close to it It is by far my favorite Mieville book I reread it and listened to ittimes than I can remember I loved it so much, and yet when a colleague politely asked what it was...


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    Now the Ariekei were learning to speak, and to think, and it hurt I m addicted to language we all are While reading this book, I thought about language I haven t really thought about it from the standpoint of it not existing or that it is something to be discovered, like traces of gold in a California riverbed I don t remember a time when I didn t have language The ability to express myself has served me well Not that I haven t said the wrong thing or said the right thing at the wrong t Now the Ariekei were learning to speak, and to think, and it hurt I m addicted to language we all are While reading this book, I thought about language I haven t really thought about it from the standpoint of it not existing or that it is something to be discovered, like traces of gold in a California riverbed I don t remember a time when I didn t have language The ability to express myself has served me well Not that I haven t said the wrong thing or said the right thing at the wrong time, but I usually have the ability to explain further and give what I say deeper meaning I can change minds and can have my mind changed by exchanging words Language is the foundation of who we a...


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    How can a novel about language leave one speechless In a good way, I hasten to add This was the third Mieville I ve read, and they are all very different in style, content and my liking or not.The core idea of this one is language how minds shape language and how language shapes minds Wonderful as it was, I ca...


  5. says:

    June 2011Dear Steven Moffat China Mi ville Doctor Who Think about it.Love, JacobAvice Benner Cho is an Immerser She s a floaker She s a hoopy frood who knows where her towel is Dear Jane Belson China Mi ville Hitchhiker s Guide Bad idea She s also a simile When she was a child on the strangest planet in the universe, home to the strangest beings i...


  6. says:

    In ninth grade, Mrs Muench who had an uncanny resemblance to Miss Marple s friend Dolly Bantry endeavored to teach us the difference between similes and metaphors Similes use like and as to compare two unlike things.Metaphors state two unlike things are the same.But dear, enthusiastic Mrs Muench could not have anticipated China s sophistry metaphors are lies.Embassytown is a deep thinking book, not one to pick up if you are in a the mood for a fast action read China s use of a futuris In ninth grade, Mrs Muench who had an uncanny resemblance to Miss Marple s friend Dolly Bantry endeavored to teach us the difference between similes and metaphors Similes use like and as to compare two unlike things.Metaphors state two unlike things are the same.But dear, enthusiastic Mrs Muench could not have anticipated China s sophistry metaphors are lies.Embassytown is a deep thinking book, not one to pick up if you are in...


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    I see I m going to be a dissenting voice here, but I m afraid I found Embassytown to be weak, poorly plotted and fundamentally unconvincing.The book is concerned with a settlement on a planet at the edge of the known universe The city is inhabited by Ariekei, a strange species whose distinguishing feature is a unique language which has a double articulation and in which it is impossible to lie A small enclave of humans lives there, and communicates with their Hosts via a series of Ambassador I see I m going to be a dissenting voice here, but I m afraid I found Embassytown to be weak, poorly plotted and fundamentally unconvincing.The book is concerned with a settlement on a planet at the edge of the known universe The city is inhabited by Ariekei, a strange species whose distinguishing feature is a unique language which has a double articulation and in which it is impossible to lie A small enclave of humans lives there, and communicates with their Hosts via a series of Ambassadors two people bred to think as one, who, by talking simultaneously, can communicate effectively with the Ariekei natives.So far so good Unfor...


  8. says:

    Aliens so alien they just alienate you with their alieness.That is what you have to look forward to Embassytown is a brave move by China Mi ville, it is not an easy read, it is full of neologism, and it has a steep learning curve The author made an effort to create something special and he expects some mental exertion from the reader too In order for the reader to indulge the author they generally need to have a store of goodwill for that author to want to make the effort Basically, this sho Aliens so alien th...


  9. says:

    The girl who wanted to be a metaphor.There is a certain What the hell quality about a China Mieville novel, especially in the first few pages The City and the City continued on in this quizzical, absurdist mouth breathing until damn near the middle of the book To put in Forrest Gump terms, the box of chocolates may reveal pieces that are most definitively NOT chocolate, are in point of fact not even food some bite sized morsels may be poison The box may even be a prop from a Justin Timbe The girl who wanted to be a metaphor.There is a certain What the hell quality about a China Mieville novel, especially ...


  10. says:

    Proem In Which an Ambassador Iangrayetiates Himself With His Host With ImpunityIs a simileLike a metaphor I cannot espouseThis figure of speech This not unlike that One word a signpost Can this be that, orWould subject object How could I be you Worse still, you be me Well, I know my place,I m not one to boast.I am, like, content To be just a guest,Sometimes arriving First and leaving last.Not competitive,Neither least nor most.A figure of speech,An Ambassador,If you please, beyond Compare and c Proem In Which an Ambassador Iangrayetiates Himself With His Host With ImpunityIs a simileLike a metaphor I cannot espouseThis figure of speech This not unlike that One word a signpost Can this be that, orWould subject object How could I be you Worse still, you be me Well, I know my place,I m not one to boast.I am, like, content To be just a guest,Sometimes arriving First and leaving last.Not competitive,Neither least nor most.A figure of speech,An Ambassador,If you please, beyond Compare and contrast,Bearing messagesFor you dear, mein Host.A Story about LanguageIn a way, every work of fiction...


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