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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories

  • Author: China Miéville
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447251970
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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The multi-award-winning China Miéville has been called 'the equal of David Mitchell or Zadie Smith' (Scotland on Sunday), a writer whose 'inventiveness and precision is awesome' (Independent), and who writes with 'an imagination of immense power' (Guardian). In these twenty-eight short stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look not up at the stars but down at the Earth. Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, Three Moments of an Explosion is a breath-taking collection that poses searching questions of what it is to be human in an unquiet world. It is a humane and unsentimental investigation of our society, our world, and ourselves.

This Census-Taker

This Census-Taker

  • Author: China Miéville
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509812156
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 140
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In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? A novella filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.

London's Overthrow

London's Overthrow

  • Author: China Miéville
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • ISBN: 1908906154
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 96
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London's Overthrow is a potent polemic describing the capital in a time of austerity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Award-winning author and essayist China Miéville cuts through the hyperbole of our politicians to present a view from ordinary London - of the inequality, oppression and indignity and the hidden, subversive sentiment pervading throughout our streets. 'China Miéville does more than reveal the skull beneath the London's scabby, piebald skin; he offers effervescent nourishment for the downpressed souls that stalk the streets of his divided city. Anybody who wants to know what has happened here - in the ground zero of a failed neoliberal experiment - must start with his unsettling panorama.' Paul Gilroy 'Miéville gives us a vision of a pre-apocalyptic London, where the chasm between rich and poor has reached catastrophic levels and anger is the only reasonable response.' Hari Kunzru

Looking for Jake and Other Stories

Looking for Jake and Other Stories

  • Author: China Miéville
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 033052836X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Step into a London ravaged by unearthly creatures at once utterly alien and chillingly familiar. In China Miéville's award-winning novella 'The Tain', we learn the reason for the invaders' terrible revenge. One survivor must trek through the ruins of the city with a desperate plan to stand against their assault. In addition to 'The Tain', this superb collection contains thirteen short stories, of visionary cityscapes and urban paranoia, ghosts, monsters and impossible diseases. Several of the stories are published here for the first time: these include one set in New Crobuzon, the location of the award-winning series of novels that began with Perdido Street Station; and one in comic-strip form, illustrated by top graphic artist Liam Sharp. Looking for Jake and Other Stories displays the sheer imaginative scope of China Miéville's work.

'Tis the Season (Short Reads)

'Tis the Season (Short Reads)

  • Author: China Miéville
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330544802
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 16
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Call me childish, but I love all the nonsense – the snow, the trees, the tinsel, the turkey. I love presents. I love carols and cheesy songs. I just love ChristmasTM.'It would be a dream come true to be able to celebrate Christmas properly: to wake up to a StockingTM, visit SantaTM and open PresentsTM around the Christmas TreeTM. But this is a luxury reserved for those with shares in YuleCo – controllers of this joyful season – who don’t agree that it’s a holiday for one and all. In this short story, 'Tis the Season, which also features in the collection Looking for Jake and Other Stories, China Miéville’s astonishing imagination allows us a glimpse of how a dystopian Christmas might be.

Kraken

Kraken

An Anatomy

  • Author: China Miéville
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780333989517
  • Category: Cults
  • Page: 481
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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?

The Walrus & the Warwolf

The Walrus & the Warwolf

  • Author: Hugh Cook,China Miéville,Kieran Yanner
  • Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc
  • ISBN: 9781601252142
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 453
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On his 16th birthday, churlish Drake Douay finds himself exiled from his homeland amid a treacherous crew of pirates on the open sea. Through battles with sea monsters, mysterious cults, weird technology of a bygone age, and the warring gangs of two pirate lords, Drake explores a world of dark fantasy and betrayal with his keen wit and a sharp sword - his only protection from an early death! Never before published in a North American edition, The Walrus & The Warwolf is the most popular of Hugh Cook's 10-volume Chronicles of an Age of Darkness series, which blends fierce sword & sorcery action with vivid world-building to create a modern classic of fantasy. Author China Mieville (Perdido St. Station, The Scar) provides an insightful, amusing introduction to Cook's unforgettable book.

Creatures

Creatures

Thirty Years of Monsters

  • Author: Clive Barker,Christopher Golden,John Langan,Joe R. Lansdale,Paul Tremblay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781607012849
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Monsters: As old as the oldest of stories, as new as our latest imaginings. From the ancient stone corridors of the labyrinth to the graffitied alleyways of the contemporary metropolis, they stalk the shadows. Leering from the darkness of the forest, jostling for space in our closets, they walk, crawl, creep and scuttle through our nightmares. Close as the clutter under the bed or the other side of the mirror, they are our truest companions. Creatures features the best monster fiction from the past thirty years, offering a wide variety of the best monster stories including original stories from the field''s most relevant names and hottest newcomers including Clive Barker, Sarah Langan, Joe R. Lansdale, Kelly Link, China Mieville, and Cherie Priest.