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China Miéville, The Scar (London: Macmillan, 2002)

The Scar returns to Perdido Street Station’s Bas Lag, but it is not a novel about return: it is about departure and loss. Part of that loss is the sense that the author, with his bold opening move of denying New Crobuzon, has learned all he can from Mervyn Peake; and consequently it wobbles, or seems to wobble, in the first 60 pages. 1,180 more words

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Into the wilds with China Miéville's Bas-Lag trilogy

Book review: Perdido Street Station; The Scar; Iron Council, by China Miéville

One city formed from ships bound together and dragged across oceans by a huge creature that makes a whale look like a minnow; another on a train, founded on the principles of freedom and decorated with the skulls of enemies and predators mounting relentless assaults – two moving renegade outposts both hunted and drawn to what for many of their inhabitants is their original home, New Crobuzon, a chaotic (and stationary) metropolis populated by a startling variety of beings. 367 more words

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Quote: China Mieville "The Scar"

“Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”
China Miéville, “The Scar“.

The Scar (2002) by China Miéville

There’s a scene in China Miéville’s The Scar where the enigmatic Uther Doul, the sinister strongman of Armadan politics, is surrounded by Crobuzoner troops. He blasts his antagonists away with multiple guns, and then, when the swarm grows again, he activates his physics-defying porcelain blade, the Possible sword, and annihilates his combatants: 1,223 more words

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The Scar (Part 3)

Between the un-outdoor occasions of Christmas and the New Year, between the wet roads thawing briefly under the winter sun and freezing again, between all the stuff left behind in the world of work and all the stuff that’s still waiting there, between thinking… 99 more words

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The scar / Sergey and Marina Dyachenko 

The scar, first published in Russia in 1996, is a capital-L Literary fantasy novel. The authors use a secondary world to avoid having to confront strict historical realism à la K.J. 879 more words

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