Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

Blackfish City

After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges—crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a...

Details Blackfish City

TitleBlackfish City
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy

Reviews Blackfish City

  • James Lafayette Tivendale
    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of habitual environments. In this futuristic and dystopian world, people now reside in an astonishingly well engineered floating city that has been constructed in the Arcti...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Political corruption but not as you know it…I LOVED Blackfish City – imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop.The setting is chilly and well defined, the world building is intensely clever, Sam Miller creates a genuinely inspired mythology here. “The breaks” are somewhat terrifying and allegorical, as the story unfolds w...
  • Michael
    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ)
  • Ron S
    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the most fun I had reading a book all year. As with Margaret Atwood's Year of the Flood, don't be put off if your bookstore or library puts this in their Fantasy section...
  • Jo Ladzinski
    Read an eARC from EdelweissBlackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is beautiful and emotionally powerful with some of the most intricate weaving between world-building and character development.This cast introduced the reader to almost every...
  • Laura
    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I’ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomous AI, home to refugees from every corner of the “Sunken World”, plagued by corruption and unrest, a heady mess of culture, language, technology and tradition...
  • Madeline Partner
    A really unique and original take on dystopian fiction. The world that the character's live in is thought out enough to make a good amount of sense, and the backstories to the ends of previous nations were really interesting, and not all that implausible. Each character was written beautifully, and developed throughout the novel. There was a wide range of representation, of people of color and of the LGBTQ community, which I really appreciated.Wi...
  • Andrienne
    Took me a while to finish this book but I was curious about how this story was going to unravel. Multiple perspective, dystopian and nano bonding with animals. It was very interesting. Access to review copy provided by the publisher.
  • Coolcurry
    Review pending.
  • Catherine
    Utterly breathtaking: I couldn’t put this book down, nor did I ever want to. Blackfish City has gorgeous world-building that is intricately woven, illustrating the different lives of the people of Qaanaaq. Throughout it all I was entranced by how much their world has changed to become the crime-ridden place it was. The ending was nearly perfect, bringing together the entire story of all our wonderfully unique characters. As my first read of 201...