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Book Review: Kraken, by China Mieville

Over the past year or so, the internet has been insisting that I read something by China Mieville.  I finally relented and decided to pick up this 2011 work on the strength of some reviews I came across and its description as “one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read.”   422 more words

Book Review

Short story: Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville, from Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories (2015). Highly Recommended.

Poem: On the Ground by Saskia Hamilton, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from January 2017. 27 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Brave New Golems

As pop culture monsters, golems may not have the cachet of zombies or vampires but they haunt us nevertheless, as shown in recent works by China Miéville, Joann Sfar, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, Emily Barton, Eli Eshed and Uri Fink, and others. 24 more words


Book Review: This Census-Taker by China Mieville

Rating: C+/ I’ll start out by saying that I probably wouldn’t have read this novella all the way through if I wasn’t a big believer in finishing something before you review it. 1,036 more words

This Live Giant Squid in Japan is Not a Kaiju!

Ladies and gentlemen in the Land of the Rising Sun, there is no reason to activate the Kaiju Emergency Alert System!

Sure, this monstrous squid was spotted swimming just offshore last week, but it is a perfectly normal animal. 173 more words

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The Scar - China Miéville: A Review

Date finished: January 2nd 2017

My favourite book of 2016 was, without doubt, Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. It’s a sprawling, intelligent, innovative work of superlative fantasy; the zenith of world-building with a fantastic story to boot, and a wealth of brilliant, mad and bizarre concepts. 698 more words