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Book Review - The Honours by Tim Clare

Our pal (and Total Reroll DM) Ian likes books. Here is what he thought of one of them.

Hand-grenades fashioned from condensed milk tins; shotguns tracking winged shapes through dark forests; inscrutable conversations overheard from hidden passageways; creatures and beings from another place, inscrutable, impossible. 368 more words


The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville - new description, first review, and free sample!

The US release of The Last Days of New Paris is coming up in August, although the UK release is strangely not until early 2017. I asked the publisher why this was, and got this answer: “We are indeed publishing at the beginning of 2017. 482 more words

China Miéville

The Scar and the Next Read

To those who are new here, I have a policy when doing a book review. I talk about my impressions from the book, but I do not mention any details. 300 more words


The Appeal of the Fantastic

“Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd.”

China Miéville

Those who have been following both my writing and this blog know that alongside writers like Neil Gaiman, Mark Twain, and Ursula K.

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ăsta-i orașul în care locuiesc eu. Are aceleași repere ca și al vostru, dar niciuna dintre proprietățile lui. Eu merg pe unde poftesc.

China Miéville, Regele șobolan


The Comfort of Books

I never venture far without a book in my bag. I find it slightly disconcerting if I don’t have one near, even if I won’t need one for a particular journey. 1,329 more words

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Review: 'This Census-Taker'

Imagine a fairy tale written by Samuel Beckett. Dense, dark, and utterly mesmerising, This Census-Taker is in some ways typical of China Miéville. A leading light of the New Weird (think H.P. 772 more words