. The last days of new paris is a brief vacation in alien latitudes, a midnight layover in an imaginary place. Npr “a thoughtful, highbrow novella. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, and avant-garde artists, exiled revolutionaries, Parsons finds and channels hope. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties—to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.
The Last Days of New Paris: A Novel #ad - Praise for the last days of New Paris“Beautiful, stunningly realized. A thriller of war that never was—of survival in an impossible city—of surreal cataclysm. 1941. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever.
This Census-Taker: A NovelDel Rey #ad - . But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. Praise for this census-Taker“China Miéville is a magician.
Who can both blow your mind with ideas as big as the universe and break your heart with language so precise and polished, it’s like he’s writing with diamonds. Npr “the book haunts the reader; what actually happened seems always just out of reach, glimpsed in shadow as it rounds a corner ahead of our vision.
This Census-Taker: A Novel #ad - Los angeles review of books “mieville’s been compared to Karen Russell and George Saunders, and rightfully so. The huffington Post “Marvellous. The guardian “Lingers in the mind like an unsettling dream. Financial times “A thought-provoking fairy tale for adults. A deceptively simple story whose plot could be taken as a symbolic representation of an aspect of humanity as big as an entire society and as small as a single soul.
Kirkus Reviews. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, of joining the other children in the town below, he dreams of safety, of escape.
The Scar New Crobuzon Book 2Del Rey #ad - Yet no one may ever leave. China miéville is a writer for a new era—and The Scar is a luminous, brilliantly imagined novel that is nothing short of spectacular. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown. The answer lies in the dark, amorphous shapes that float undetected miles below the waters—terrifying entities with a singular, chilling mission.
. Clarke award-winning novel, perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations. Lonely and embittered in her captivity, Bellis knows that to show dissent is a death sentence. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville’s Arthur C.
The Scar New Crobuzon Book 2 #ad - . They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. But when the ship is besieged by pirates on the Swollen Ocean, the senior officers are summarily executed. Among them is bellis coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage—and escape from horrific punishment.
The surviving passengers are brought to Armada, a city constructed from the hulls of pirated ships, a floating, landless mass ruled by the bizarre duality called the Lovers. For bellis, the plan is clear: live among the new frontiersmen of the colony until it is safe to return home.
Three Moments of an Explosion: StoriesDel Rey #ad - 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 purpose. With a winking brilliance. The seattle times “Mind-bending excursions into the fantastic. Npr “bradbury meets Borges, with Lovecraft gibbering tumultuously just out of hearing.
Kirkus reviews starred review “Three Moments of an Explosion is a book filled with fabulous oddities. Entertainment weekly “Miéville moves effortlessly among realism, fantasy, and surrealism. What? of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the twenty-eight stories in this collection—many published here for the first time.
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories #ad - . Like george saunders, and david mitchell, employing the fantastic not to escape from reality but instead to interrogate it in provocative, he pulls from a variety of genres with equal facility, Karen Russell, unexpected ways. By turns speculative, satirical, fresh in form and language, and heart-wrenching, and featuring a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face-to-face with the deep weirdness of the world—and at times the deeper weirdness of themselves—Three Moments of an Explosion is a fitting showcase for one of literature’s most original voices.
Praise for three moments of an Explosion “China Miéville is dazzling.
Railsea: A NovelDel Rey #ad - But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own. Los angeles times on board the moletrain medes, the harpoonists targeting their prey, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the battle resulting in one’s death & the other’s glory.
Railsea: A Novel #ad - Every sentence is packed with wit. The guardian London. A great adventure. Npr “wildly inventive. Spectacular as it is, sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than the endless rails of the railsea—even if his captain thinks only of hunting the ivory-colored mole that took her arm years ago.
Soon he’s hunted on all sides, trainsfolk, by pirates, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. It might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change.
All the Names They Used for God: StoriesSpiegel & Grau #ad - Every single story is a standout. Roxane gaywinner of the chautauqua prize • longlisted for the story prize • named one of the best books of the year by npr • refinery29 • bookriot“Fuses science, myth, and imagination into a dark and gorgeous series of questions about our current predicaments.
Anthony doerr, author of all the light we cannot seea dystopian tale about genetically modified septuplets who are struck by a mysterious illness; a love story about a man bewitched by a mermaid; a stirring imagining of the lives of Nigerian schoolgirls in the aftermath of a Boko Haram kidnapping. One of the best collections I’ve ever read.
All the Names They Used for God: Stories #ad - Along the way, they must navigate the borderland between salvation and destruction. Named a must-read book by harper’s bazaar • entertainment weekly • am new york • reading women and a top read by elle • fast company • the christian science monitor • bustle • Shondaland • Popsugar • Refinery29 • Bookish • Newsday • The Millions • Asian American Writers’ Workshop • HelloGiggles“Strange and wonderful.
. Sachdeva is seemingly fearless and her talent limitless. Am new york “this phenomenal debut short-story collection is filled with stories that bring the otherworldly to life and examine the strangeness of humanity. Bustle “so rich they read like dreams. Delightfully unexpected.
Kraken: A NovelDel Rey #ad - The london that comes to life in kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things. In the darwin centre at london’s natural history museum, a cephalopod specialist, Billy Harrow, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid.
There are the londonmancers, who read the future in the city’s entrails. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown. With this outrageous new novel, china miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year.
Kraken: A Novel #ad - There is the fsrc—the fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. 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. There is the congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanity—and beyond.
October: The Story of the Russian RevolutionVerso #ad - In february of 1917 russia was a backwards, it had become the world’s first workers’ state, mired in an unpopular war; by October, autocratic monarchy, after not one but two revolutions, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution. Intervening in long-standing historical debates, but told with the reader new to the topic especially in mind, here is a breathtaking story of humanity at its greatest and most desperate; of a turning point for civilisation that still resonates loudly today.
Award-winning author china miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside downOn the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? in a panoramic sweep, stretching from St Petersburg and Moscow to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire, intrigues and inspirations of 1917, in all their passion, Miéville uncovers the catastrophes, drama and strangeness.
Pirate UtopiaTachyon Publications #ad - And the prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness. Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish world domination? Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic.
The ambitious soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. The ace of hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. Lorenzo secondari, world War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Original introduction by warren ellis, author of transmetropolitan and Gun MachineWho are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea.
Pirate Utopia #ad - Frau piffer, syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women.
The Time Traveler's Almanac: A Time Travel AnthologyTor Books #ad - Wells, and connie willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume such as Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers". In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth's history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end.
. R. Le guin, George R. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century's worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations.
The Time Traveler's Almanac: A Time Travel Anthology #ad - This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, Ursula K. G. The time traveler's almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. The time traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life.
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Embassytown: A NovelDel Rey #ad - It's definitely one of the best books I've read in the past year, perfectly balanced between escapism and otherworldly philosophizing. Io9“embassytown is a fully achieved work of art. Disturbing and beautiful by turns. Works on every level, moral sophistication, providing compulsive narrative, fine verbal fireworks and sideshows, splendid intellectual rigour and risk, and even the old-fashioned satisfaction of watching a protagonist become more of a person than she gave promise of being.
Ursula k le guin “the kafkaesque writer journeys to the distant edges of the universe in his latest sci-fi thriller. Entertainment Weekly“Utterly astonishing. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset.
Embassytown: A Novel #ad - . 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. I cannot emphasize enough how terrific this novel is. Catastrophe looms, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak—but which speaks through her, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties: to a husband she no longer loves, whether she likes it or not.