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Embassytown by China Miéville
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Dec 23, 11

bookshelves: to-review, sf, current-recent, recent-faves, 5stars
Read in December, 2011

With The City and The City and Embassytown, Miéville has moved away from the Baroque and the Weird (though those elements are not absent from Embassytown), to occupy a social scientific space not unlike Ursula Le Guin. In Embassytown, he fills a similar need that Le Guin and Neal Stephenson fill, my desire to observe experiments with social and cultural constructs: gender and sexuality, the ability of language to shape our culture and being and how we perceive the world, and the magical power of words to intoxicate.
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