Candy! Costumes! CAPITALISM! Is there anything for Marxists to celebrate about Halloween? Yes, says my favorite sci-fi writer and Marxist academic China Mieville. Watch this 2013 lecture where he talks about having fun as a leftist and celebrating monsters from a socialist perspective. He answers all kinds of important questions like is fear an important […]
Mr. Miéville, usually a writer of imaginative fiction, talks about his latest work, “October,” a nonfiction book about Russian history.
Continuing the trend of Great Genre Fiction Being Adapted For Television, it has been announced that the BBC will be adapting China Miéville's fantastic novel, 'The City & The City', into a four-part television series. English writer Miéville is one...
Behold below the Czech cover art for the novels (and one short story collection) of China Mieville: On the top row, from left, that's King Rat, Perdido Street Station, The Scar, Iron Council and Looking for Jake. On the bottom row, from...Show More Summary
Veteran British actor David Morrissey will head the cast for the BBC's adaptation of the China Mieville novel The City and The City. Morrissey will be playing the role of Inspector Tyador Borlu, a police detective in the city of Beszel who gets caught up in a murder investigation. Show More Summary
China Miéville's grimly fantastical murder mystery "The City & The City" is coming to television with David Morrissey in the lead role. The post David Morrissey to Star in BBC’s The City & The City Adaptation appeared first on CBR.
The Last Days of New Paris calls for a revolt in art rather than a revolt in politics, for integrating politics into art rather than employing art as a means to political ends. The post Artistic Revolution: On China Miéville’s ‘The Last Days of New Paris’ appeared first on The Millions.
You can now download China Miéville's Three Moments of an Explosion for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus Reviews • The fiction of multiple award–winning author China Miéville is powered by intelligence and imagination. Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of China Miéville surreal(ist) alternate-history, The Last Days of New Paris.
China Miéville: “Was More’s utopia blueprint, or satire, or something else? As if these are exclusive. As if all utopias are not always all of the above, in degrees that vary as much in the context of their reception as of their creation. … But the fact that the utopian impulse is always stained doesn’t […]
China Miéville has long had spiders on the brain. In his breakthrough novel, 2000’s “Perdido Street Station,” a mysterious, spiderlike being called the Weaver assists a scientist named Isaac who’s trying to save the fantastical city of Bas-Lag from a catastrophic infestation. Show More Summary
The word “surreal” often serves as a catchall term to describe anything strange. Whether it’s used in reference to the paintings of Salvador Dali, the movies of David Lynch, or just a feeling of déjà vu, surrealism has become a cliché. But what if the world itself was surreal — if surrealism was...
The August 2016 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 118 titles this month, and a grand total of 2,701 copies to give out. Highlights include Margaret Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest, new books from China Miéville, Tess Gerritsen, and Jodi Picoult, plus a new volume of cat poetry. Which books are you […]
“Speculative fiction” refers to a range of different genres, from horror to fantasy to sci-fi. It’s a respectful and precise way to talk about traditionally scorned stories, one that contrasts with “realism” rather than “literature.”...Show More Summary
You can now download China Miéville's Perdido Street Station for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Mieville’s Embassytown.Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies...Show More Summary
1. Tom Bissell, Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve. Fun, engaging, and informative, worthy of the “best of the year non-fiction” list. 2. China Miéville, Embassytown. The first of his novels that has clicked with me, perhaps...Show More Summary
China Miéville’s work is invariably clever, inevitably dense and usually interwoven with hard-left political and social concerns, but its author… The post Foreign body count appeared first on The Spectator.
Now that the wonderfully weird author China Miéville has a new book out —with another one coming later this year!—he’s doing some press. And there’s a feature in the Guardian where he recommends some things he’s been watching, reading, and listening to lately. Read more...
What is news, as Tim Parks points out, is that the ascendancy of economic considerations over artistic ones in the publishing industry has led to “a growing resistance at every level to taking risks in novel writing.”