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China Miéville


China Miéville

China Miéville is the author of KING RAT; PERDIDO STREET STATION, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; THE SCAR, winner of the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; IRON COUNCIL, winner of the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; LOOKING FOR JAKE, a collection of short stories; and UN LUN DUN, his New York Times bestselling book for younger readers. He lives and works in London.

Books by China Miéville

by China Miéville - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries --- and fails --- to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over.

by China Miéville - Fiction, Literary, Paranormal, Short Stories, Urban Fantasy

London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse’s bones. Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the 28 stories in this collection --- many published here for the first time.

by China Miéville - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea.

by China Miéville - Fiction, Literary, Science Fiction

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties: to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak --- but which speaks through her, whether she likes it or not.

by China Miéville - Fiction, Literary, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

In the Darwin Centre at London’s Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen the Giant Squid. But Billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air. As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens --- human and otherwise --- are adept in magic and murder.

by China Miéville - Crime, Fiction, Urban Fantasy

When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from Beszel to its neighbor, the city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. As the detectives uncover the dead woman’s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them more than their lives.