If we look back to the early days when the Internet was first exploding into public consciousness, in the 1980’s, and even more so in the boom years of the 90’s, what we often find is a kind of utopian sentiment around this new form of “space”. 2,427 more words
Tags » China Mieville
A factor which has always benefitted the fictional document genre is verisimilitude; if a work of fiction is shaped to not seem like fiction and instead as something you feel you could virtually… 934 more words
Hello all and welcome to another blog post!
Today’s post is, as you’ve probably gathered from the title, about China Mieville’s book Embassytown. It was quite the experience to go from fantasy/adventure straight into solid sci-fi with a little dash of language etymology and the evolution of language on extraterrestrial worlds, but I think I needed it after so long away from what is arguably one of my more favoured genres – if anything I’ve always grown up reading and watching and hearing about (and yes, writing) sci-fi, so it’s an old stomping ground of mine. 666 more words
Books I’ve read: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville