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Blackfish City

Sam J. Miller

6 Reviews

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Science fiction

'Incisive and beautifully written . . . Blackfish City simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder' Ann Leckie, Hugo, Nebula and Clarke Award-winning author

'Sam Miller is a fiercely strong writer, and this book is a blast' Daryl Gregory, World Fantasy Award-winning author

'This is the kind of swirling, original sci-fi we live for' B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

'A compelling dystopian thriller' Guardian

EVERY CITY IS A WAR

After the climate wars, a floating city was constructed in the Arctic Circle. Once a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, it is now rife with corruption and the population simmers with unrest.

Into this turmoil comes a strange new visitor - a woman accompanied by an orca and a chained polar bear. She disappears into the crowds looking for someone she lost thirty years ago, followed by whispers of a vanished people who could bond with animals. Her arrival draws together four people and sparks a chain of events that will change Blackfish City forever.

DISTURBING, POWERFUL AND FEARLESSLY IMAGINED, BLACKFISH CITY IS A MESMERISING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL FROM A REMARKABLE NEW VOICE IN SCIENCE FICTION.

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Praise for Blackfish City

  • A floating Arctic city; nano-bonded orcas and polar bears; an Earth violently reshaped by the mistakes we're making right now . . . I haven't been this swept away by imagination and worldbuilding since Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. A gorgeous, queer, muscular novel

  • An ambitious, imaginative, and big-hearted dystopian ensemble story that's by turns elegiac and angry. . . Miller has crafted a thriller that unflinchingly examines the ills of urban capitalism. [the city] is a beautiful and brutal character in its own right, rendered in poetic interludes.

  • Blackfish City is a triumph. Thrilling, heartfelt and ferociously political, it is the kind of fiction we need more of if we are to survive the climate catastrophe that is already enveloping our world

  • Miller gives us an incisive and beautifully written story of love, revenge, and the power (and failure) of family in a scarily plausible future. Blackfish City simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder. Plus, it has lots of action and a great cast of characters. Not to mention an orca and a polar bear!

  • Miller excels at depicting a metropolis bursting at the seams and populated by both refugees and the elite. Blackfish City is a compelling dystopian thriller

  • This is the kind of swirling, original sci-fi we live for

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Sam J. Miller

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organiser. His stories have been nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Awards and have appeared in over a dozen 'year's best' anthologies. He's a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop, and a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. He lives in New York City and at www.samjmiller.com

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