Looking for Jake and Other Stories

Looking for Jake and Other Stories

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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. This collection displays the sheer imaginative scope of China Miéville's work.

About China Miéville

China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell and Philip K. Dick. His previous novel, Embassytown, was a first and widely praised foray into science fiction (published in 2011).

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This Census-Taker
This Census-Taker
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Railsea
Railsea
Embassytown
Embassytown
The City & The City
The City & The City
Kraken
Kraken
King Rat
King Rat
Iron Council
Iron Council
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station
The Scar
The Scar
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
Un Lun Dun
Un Lun Dun