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Embassytown by China Mieville

Embassytown - China Mieville

Read by Tiffany: Mildly interesting concept - aliens who cannot say anything that is untrue, which constrains their thinking. They must make some things happen in order to speak of them - so for instance they split a boulder and re-cement it, to refer to 'the rock that was split and made whole again'. Some want to keep the Language (and hence the culture) pure .. but some of the aliens strive to lie, stretching their minds to new limits. Very slow start, picked up for a little while in the middle, then took forever to end.