CHINA MIÉVILLE ORIGINAL SHORT STORY
01 July 2014
By Julie Crisp
Now that's a heading I know that will grab most people's attention! :-)
China has been incredibly busy over the last year writing a fantastic collection of short stories which we'll be publishing in June next year. We've got this absolute gem for you guys to read - it's brilliant!
China Miéville lives & works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the Hugo, World Fantasy and BSFA. Mieville has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. His book The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim & drew comparison with the works of Kafka, Orwell & Philip K. Dick. His 2011 novel Embassytown was a widely praised foray into science fiction, which featured on ‘Books of the Year’ listings for the Guardian, Herald, Financial Times & Sunday Times.
Just a few of the incredible reviews for this very talented writer:
‘Simultaneously reverent and brimming with punky attitude . . . Miéville is ever forging new ground, even when walking the same grey pavements as his readers’ Independent
‘Miéville again proves himself as intelligent as he is original’ Michael Moorcock, Guardian
‘An eye-opening genre-buster. The names of Kafka and Orwell tend to be invoked too easily for anything a bit out of the ordinary, but in this case they are worthy comparisons . . . The City & The City could be described as an allegory about the power of political belief, or our ability to see only what we want to see, but the novel is more complex, less abstract and more exciting than that implies . . . a gripping and thought-provoking read’ The Times
‘Fiction of the new century’ Neil Gaiman
‘Daring and disturbing’ Walter Mosley
‘One of the most interesting and promising writers to appear in the last few years in any genre’ Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of The Shadow of the Wind
‘Miéville has reshaped modern fantasy’ Washington Post
‘A short story writer of awesome imagination and power . . . Dark, witty, ingenious, scary and utterly, utterly compelling’ BBC Focus
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