And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties—to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself. Praise for the last days of New Paris“Beautiful, stunningly realized. Both moving and disturbingly timely. Newsday “a novel both unhinged and utterly compelling, a kind of guerrilla warfare waged by art itself, combining both meticulous historical research and Miéville’s unparalleled inventiveness.
The Last Days of New Paris: A Novel #ad - Chicago tribune “an extraordinarily original work that foregrounds Mieville’s considerable ingenuity and innovation. The millions “Hauntingly poetic, strangely beautiful, and erratically intense. San francisco Book Review “Dazzling. To escape the city, an american photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, he must join forces with Sam, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse.
This Census-Taker: A NovelDel Rey #ad - He tries—and fails—to flee. 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. This census-taker resembles the narrative style, and plotting found in the works of Karen Russell, Aimee Bender, quirkiness, or Steven Millhauser. Booklist “Brief and dreamlike. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over.
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. 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 - They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Yet no one may ever leave. Among them is bellis coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage—and escape from horrific punishment. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville’s Arthur C.
Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, a band of prisoners and slaves, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. Lonely and embittered in her captivity, Bellis knows that to show dissent is a death sentence. But when the ship is besieged by pirates on the Swollen Ocean, the senior officers are summarily executed.
The Scar New Crobuzon Book 2 #ad - . The answer lies in the dark, amorphous shapes that float undetected miles below the waters—terrifying entities with a singular, chilling mission. For bellis, the plan is clear: live among the new frontiersmen of the colony until it is safe to return home. Clarke award-winning novel, perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations.
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Three Moments of an Explosion: StoriesDel Rey #ad - . His characters, whether ordinary witnesses to extraordinary events or lunatics operating out of inexplicable compulsions, are invariably well drawn and compelling. Publishers Weekly starred review. His latest collection of short stories, Three Moments of an Explosion, crowds virtuosity into every sentence.
The new york times “you can’t talk about China Miéville without using the word ‘brilliant. ’. Le guin, the guardian “A gripping collection. London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. 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.
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories #ad - 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.
Destroyed oil rigs, clamber from the sea and onto the land, mysteriously reborn, driven by an obscure purpose.
Railsea: A NovelDel Rey #ad - New york times bestseller “miéville gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, Godzilla-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails. Usa today “Superb. Massively imaginative. Publishers weekly starred review “Riveting. 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, 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 & the other’s glory. Soon he’s hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers.
Railsea: A Novel #ad - . 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. Every sentence is packed with wit. The guardian London. But when they come across a wrecked train, somewhere, Sham finds something—a series of pictures hinting at something, that should be impossible—that leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for.
All the Names They Used for God: StoriesSpiegel & Grau #ad - 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. 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.
All the Names They Used for God: Stories #ad - Like many of us, the characters in this collection are in pursuit of the sublime. Beautiful, draining—and entirely unforgettable. Kirkus Reviews starred review. The stories in all the names they used for god break down genre barriers—from science fiction to American Gothic to magical realism to horror—and are united by each character’s brutal struggle with fate.
Kraken: A NovelDel Rey #ad - Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown. With this outrageous new novel, funniest, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. There is the fsrc—the fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery.
And then there is goss and subby, together, an ageless old man and a cretinous boy who, constitute a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo. All of them—and others—are in pursuit of billy, properly harnessed, was, an embryonic god whose powers, can destroy all that is, who inadvertently holds the key to the missing squid, and ever shall be.
. There is wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There is grisamentum, London’s greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. The london that comes to life in kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, cultists, where criminals, police, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.
Kraken: A Novel #ad - 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. But billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air.
October: The Story of the Russian RevolutionVerso #ad - In february of 1917 russia was a backwards, after not one but two revolutions, autocratic monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, it had become the world’s first workers’ state, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? in a panoramic sweep, intrigues and inspirations of 1917, stretching from St Petersburg and Moscow to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire, Miéville uncovers the catastrophes, in all their passion, drama and strangeness.
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. 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.
Pirate UtopiaTachyon Publications #ad - Lorenzo secondari, engineering genius, World War I veteran, and leader of Croatian raiders. The ace of hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. 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. 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.
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Embassytown: A NovelDel Rey #ad - New york times bestsellerin the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. A major intellectual achievement. Kirkus reviews“Brilliant storytelling.
Avice benner cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. Works on every level, moral sophistication, providing compulsive narrative, splendid intellectual rigour and risk, fine verbal fireworks and sideshows, 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. 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.
Embassytown: A Novel #ad - Catastrophe looms, and avice is torn between competing loyalties: to a husband she no longer loves, and to her place in a language she cannot speak—but which speaks through her, to a system she no longer trusts, whether she likes it or not. Praise for embassytown“A breakneck tale of suspense. She cannot speak the ariekei tongue, having long ago been made a figure of speech, but she is an indelible part of it, a living simile in their language.
The Time Traveler's Almanac: A Time Travel AnthologyTor Books #ad - R. Le guin, George R. 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, covering millions of years of earth's history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, this book is like a time machine of its very own, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end.
The Time Traveler's Almanac: A Time Travel Anthology #ad - The time traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. G. Martin, michael Moorcock, H. 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.
This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. The time traveler's almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled.