SPECULATONS - ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

As the literature of ideas and imagination, Science Fiction and Fantasy simply demands discussion. Our selection for November is China Mieville's Locus Award-winning novel, Kraken. In the Darwin Centre at London’s Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid. But Billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air. As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780345497505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey Books - March 15th, 2011