KING RAT. New York: Tor, . Octavo, gray wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the First U.S. edition. A presentation copy inscribed to Tor senior editor David G. Hartwell: "To David, / at ICFA 23 / With very best wishes, / China Miéville." The author's first novel. A urban fantasy that weds the folk tale to an "almost steampunk vision of an underground realm apparently governing London above." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy. (#157654).