From China Miéville's Embassytown, the start of the relationship between Avice and Scile: He’d finished the bulk of his research. It was a comparative study of a particular set of phonemes, in several different languages— and not all of one species, or one world, which made little sense to me. “What are you looking for?” I said. […]
Jason writes, "An indie film company here in Denver called Mythos is crowdfunding an adaptation of China Mieville's short story 'Familiar' with full cooperation from Mieville himself (he's even contributing to some of the rewards). The Kickstarter campaign ends on November 15." (more…)
Tony Grisoni will write the four-part adaptation of the award-winning 2009 novel.
The characters in China Miéville’s The City & The City live their lives inside a visual challenge. We can’t see what will happen when the BBC and Mammoth Screen try to include us in that challenge. Read more...
The BBC has announced that it will be adapting China Mieville's 2009 novel The City and the City as a four-part mini-series. The series will air on BBC2 and is being written by Tony Grisoni, known for co-writing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Tideland with Terry Gilliam, as well as TV series such as Red Riding and Southcliffe. Show More Summary
It appears that we will be getting two new China Mieville novels in 2016. China Mieville is one of SFF's most respected and critically-acclaimed authors, and also one of its more prolific. He released six novels in just seven years (bookended by the YA works Un Lun Dun in 2007 and Railsea in 2012) before taking a hiatus. Show More Summary
It’s been way, way too long since the last China Miéville novel, 2012’s Railsea. Now at last, the master of strange, thought-provoking worlds has a book coming out early next year, This Census-Taker. And we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover as well as an excerpt! Read more...
A brief review of weird fiction pioneer China Mieville's massive short story collection, ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Three Moments of an...Show More Summary
Out this week: Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh; Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami; The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman; Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson; Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville; The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski; Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jeanine Capo Crucet; and The Daughters by Adrienne Celt. […]
The short stories in Mr. Miéville’s newest collection take place in a variety of strange worlds, including one in which icebergs fly.
Who better to review a new sci-fi book than Ursula Le Guin? The Guardian editors couldn’t think of a better candidate either. She reviewed the new story collection Three Moments of an Explosion by the English writer China Miéville. Sample quote: “Pastiche, when present, is so skilful that it can go unnoticed.” You could also read […]
Author China Mieville discussed his favorite books at The Week. Stream a new Wavves song. R.I.P., author and critic Alan Cheuse. The Quietus shared an excerpt from Sylvie Simmons' biography, Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes. Powell's listed 25 women...
Seriously, cut it out, publishers. Are you trying to ruin us? There are so many incredible books coming out this month, it’s unreal. China Mieville, Charles Stross, Austin Grossman, Jesse Ball, William T Vollmann... it’s all happening. Here are July’s must-read science fiction and fantasy books. Read more...
The cover copy calls Dennis O'Flaherty's King of the Cracksmen a steampunk entertainment. The novel is that and more. In terms of style, it is a creative mélange that smacks of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, China Mieville's Perdido Street Station, and Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Show More Summary
A beautiful cover for what is sure to be one of the more mesmerizing short fiction collections released this year. China Mieville’s Three Moments of an Explosion is the latest collection from the author of Period Street Station and Embassytown. Show More Summary
How to get into China Miéville. Over at Tor.com, there's an introduction to Miéville's strange and powerful books, including a rundown of which books to try first. Do you agree with their recommendations? Read more...
Primer is The A.V. Club’s ongoing series of beginner’s guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and whatever else interests us—and hopefully you. This installment: science fiction and fantasy author China Miéville. Show More Summary
There’s new fiction from China Miéville up at Tor. Miéville’s been a Millions darling for quite some time now, as these two pieces from Bill Morris can attest.
A brand new story by The City and the City author China Miéville went up at Tor.com yesterday, and it's a wonderfully weird and panoramic tale of nature gone berserk. When massive icebergs appear over London, nobody knows what to do... but some people want to climb them. Read more...
Tor UK will publish a new collection of short stories from award-winning author China Miéville next summer, but editorial director Julie Crisp gives us a taste of things to come! Indeed, you can read "Polynia," an original short fiction piece, for free by clicking on this link.Enjoy! =)