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The City & The City (China Miéville 2009)

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed anything by China Miéville but I am glad I picked up The City and The City. This novel is one of them strange novels which defies genre, being a mind bending mix between a police procedural, science fiction and fantasy. 659 more words


The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

Readers, there’s something you should know about me: I love weird books. Which means that China Mieville rocketed to the top of my favorite authors list after reading only one of his books, and he’s now on my list of authors-whose-books-I-buy-without-reading-plot-synopses. 827 more words

Book Reviews

Review: Un Lun Dun (2007) by China Miéville

The more of China Miéville I read, the more I find his books to be a mixed bag. Perdido Street Station and The City and the City… 540 more words

Book review: Perdido Street Station - China Miéville

Perdido Street Station is evocative, hard-hitting, and startlingly intense. Wonderfully detailed, it is rich with explanations and explorations, and both structured and solidified by a strong dedication to establishing the facts on which the story hinges. 1,048 more words


500 Years of Utopia

Verso publishes a new anniversary edition of Thomas More’s radical vision

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia. Despite its advanced age, More’s compelling vision of a perfect society remains a quintessentially modern aspiration. 510 more words


#My5: The Bell Forging Cycle

Welcome to #My5, a project that I’ve started, with a few of my fellow authors, across the internet. In this and other posts, we’re going to delve into five things that had influenced our current projects: it could be five people, five books, five songs, five comics or a mixture of some or all—you never know. 1,242 more words



când eram copii, jucam în Orașul Ambasadei un joc cu monede și cu resturi în formă de semilună, de mărimea unei monede, luate dintr-un atelier. 141 more words