Here's the UK cover:
And here's the new blurb:
"Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?
For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.
A god that someone is hoping will end the world."
I love the cover - I really like the design and the colour scheme; that frayed, purplish tinge is bang on the money (presumably the white edge is not part of the cover). Incidentally, the US cover can be found here. It's not nearly as good.
As for the novel not being set in Bas-Lag...I don't really care, since the story sounds so cool, and a welcome return to pure weirdness after the disappointment that was The City and the City.
Really looking forward to this one - roll on 7 May 2010 (29 June 2010 in the US)!