The Scar

China Miéville

2003 Winner

Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel

2003 Short-listed

The Arthur C. Clarke Award

2003 Short-listed

BSFA Award for Best Novel

2003 Short-listed

Hugo Award For Best Novel

2003 Short-listed

World Fantasy Awards Best Novel

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Winner of the British Fantasy Award, The Scar by China Miéville is a colossal fantasy of incredible diversity and spellbinding imagination, set in the richly visualized world of Bas-Lag.

A human cargo bound for servitude in exile . . .

A pirate city hauled across the oceans . . .

A hidden miracle about be revealed . . .

These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger.