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‘My dad hates umbrellas,’ said Deeba, swinging her own. ‘When it rains he always says the same things: “I do not believe the presence of moisture in the air is sufficient reason to overturn society’s usual sensible taboo against wielding spiked clubs at eye level” ‘.

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Tre på tre 2014: SF tegelstenar

Sådär, dags att ta tag i sitt höstläsande (snart i alla fall) och i och med det så passar det att även kasta sig över årets Tre-på-tre utmaning, som kan hittas hos… 434 more words


Perdido Street Station Scene

The soundtrack for the scene that I’ve chosen from Perdido Street Station:

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Tough Traveling: Saving the World!

The Thursday feature “Tough Traveling” is the brainchild of Nathan of Review Barn, who has come up with the excellent idea of making a new list each week based on the most common tropes in fantasy, as seen in The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynn Jones. 501 more words

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Perdido Street Station

I read my first China Miéville book a couple years ago, The City and the City. Imagine two cities with different cultures and architecture existing in the same space. 652 more words


Soup of a City

This week the institute where I work has organised a conference called ‘Curating the Afropolitan: New Ethnographies of Johannesburg.’ Its purpose is to bring together scholars, writers, and artists to think and talk about Joburg: its past, present, and many possible futures. 886 more words


Un Lun Dun: The New Order

Un Lun Dun by China Miéville is one of the most creative books I’ve read. There are moments in the book that are so genius it almost feels painful. 614 more words