Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
 

Empire of Sand

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Sword of Kaigen

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Browsing all articles tagged with China Miéville.

The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi

The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi 

When we talk about science fiction we divide it up. It’s too big for a single shelf, we have to break it into subgenres and swallow it in pieces. There’s hard sci-fi, which typically deals with complicated scientific concepts. I usually call this technical sci-fi, since it’s often predicated on the idea that the science […]

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This Census-Taker by China Miéville

This Census-Taker by China Miéville
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Before you start reading China Miéville’s new novella, This Census-Taker, you should ask yourself how you feel about movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, The Thing, Total Recall, The Shining, Shane, American Psycho, or Inception. In other words, how do you feel about ambiguity in your story? How do you feel about […]

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Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville

Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville
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Looking for Jake and Other Stories is China Miéville’s first collection of short stories, published in 2005. It’s an imaginative, thoughtful, political and highly original collection of work, a melding of fantasy, science-fiction and horror. Miéville nails this intricate balance, a subgenre some have termed New Weird and even professed him its ‘god-father.’ Miéville mostly […]

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Fantasy Book Club – June 2014: King Rat by China Miéville

Fantasy Book Club – June 2014: King Rat by China Miéville 

For June, our members voted to read King Rat by China Miéville. Something is stirring in London’s dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond’s father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into Saul’s prison cell and leads him […]

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Which Writers Are Asking The Hard Questions Today?

Which Writers Are Asking The Hard Questions Today? 

As I move from summer to winter, I tend to switch from lighter, fun reads to deeper, more complex reads. I don’t know if I am simply echoing Hollywood’s transition from summer blockbuster action movies to Oscar-worthy dramas. Or perhaps after consuming a steady diet of “candy” books, I need something a bit more substantial, […]

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Spotlight on China Miéville

Spotlight on China Miéville 

Despite being the only author to have won the Arthur C. Clarke award for science fiction three times, it still remains unclear whether Miéville belongs in the sci-fi or fantasy genre. For this reason, his style is often referred to as New Weird, a fantasy genre that shies away from dragons and goblins, instead opting […]

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Embassytown by China Miéville

Embassytown by China Miéville
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My goodness gracious me is there a lot to get through your poor little brain in this book. From the great literary mind of China Miéville, comes this romp through ‘true’ science fiction, set apart from his ‘Weird Fiction’ of the Bas-Lag series and his three other books set, recognisably, on – or near – […]

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Kraken: An Anatomy by China Miéville

Kraken: An Anatomy by China Miéville
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They say there are no new stories, just tropes, myths and archetypes that appear over and over again in different guises. This is, perhaps, especially the case in genres such as fantasy, where the narrative traditions are strong enough to provide joke material for fans and where unoriginal tales can so easily slide into self-parody. […]

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An Evening with China Mieville

An Evening with China Mieville 

China Mieville is arguably the greatest fantasy writer of the modern generation. Gaining literary prominence with his novel Perdido Street Station in 2000 for which he received the Arthur C. Clarke he has since gone on to receive numerous nominations and awards including two more Arthur C. Clarke awards and also the prestigious Hugo award […]

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