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The Scar

The Short Version: Bellis Coldwine escapes New Crobuzon on a boat bound for the colonies to the East – but when the ship is turned around and then captured by pirates, she’s left without a plan. 1,246 more words

Fiction

The Scar (A Collaborative Poem with Arwenaragornstar)

My chaste spirit
once as light
as a taraxacum
loosed by
summer’s breath
ethereal—free
soaring on
chimerical winds

Not having yet
encountered
noxious
fumes lingering far… 308 more words

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PangeaSeed Partners With Artist Andrew Ghrist For The June Release Of Their “Tales From The Deep: Stories, Myths & Monsters” Art Series

PangeaSeed is an international organization who collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. For almost a decade they have been dedicated to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril. 269 more words

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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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