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Scots Novelist Iain Banks on Immigrants and the Poor as Scapegoats

I found this meme over on the Slatukip – Still Laughing at UKIP – page on Facebook. Iain Banks was the great Scots novelist, who created the much loved ‘Culture’ SF novels under his alternative writing name of Iain M. 55 more words

Politics

Gene Wolfe and the Appeal of "Dark Logic"

I was listening to the podcast Speculate! a few weeks ago (it is one of the most intelligent podcasts about understanding and writing genre fiction that I have ever come across, so if you have never listened to it, go give it a shot).   917 more words

Fantasy

Book Review: Kraken, by China Miéville

Kraken, by China Miéville. Ballantine Books, Del Rey Paperback, Random House Publishing. 2010. $16.

I’ll pick out some geography in a little bit. Kraken was an immensely fun and worthwhile read, one of the best reads I’ve experienced in a long time. 1,628 more words

Geography

1) Slick As Shit – "Perdido Street Station" by China Miéville

There is a very deliberate sort of chaos in Perdido Street Station. Everything about it is designed to force square pegs into the rounder, well-worn holes of our expectations for fantasy and horror. 422 more words

Coryo

Friday Link Pack 01-09-2015

We’re back baby! It’s time to share a few links I’ve found over the last few days. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, … 429 more words

Writing

Book Review: Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

Let me start off by saying that this book took me a very, very long time to read. Today is January 9th, 2015. 696 more words

Books

The Scar (2002) by China Miéville

There’s a scene in China Miéville’s The Scar where the enigmatic Uther Doul, the sinister strongman of Armadan politics, is surrounded by Crobuzoner troops. He blasts his antagonists away with multiple guns, and then, when the swarm grows again, he activates his physics-defying porcelain blade, the Possible sword, and annihilates his combatants: 1,223 more words

Science Fiction