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China Miéville

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China Miéville was born in Norwich, England on September 6, 1972. He received a B.A. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 1994, and a Masters' degree with distinction and Ph.D in international relations from the London School of Economics, the latter in 2001. He has also held vis mere a Frank Knox fellowship at Harvard University. His first novel, King Rat, was nominated for both an International Horror Guild and a Bram Stoker award. His other works include Perdido Street Station, The Scar, Iron Council, Un Lun Dun, The City and the City, Embassytown, and Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories. He has won numerous awards for his works including three Arthur C. Clarke Awards, two British Fantasy Awards, the British Science Fiction Award, and the 2008 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book. He also published a book on Marxism and international law called Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law. He teaches creative writing at Warwick University. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af China Miéville

Perdido Street Station (2000) 9,327 eksemplarer
The City & The City (2009) 6,192 eksemplarer
The Scar (2002) 4,975 eksemplarer
Kraken (2010) 3,542 eksemplarer
Non Lon Don (2007) 3,481 eksemplarer
Iron Council (2004) 3,432 eksemplarer
Embassytown (2011) 3,365 eksemplarer
King Rat (1998) 1,997 eksemplarer
Railsea (2012) 1,656 eksemplarer
Looking for Jake and Other Stories (2005) 1,482 eksemplarer
This Census-Taker (2016) 929 eksemplarer
The Last Days of New Paris (2016) 902 eksemplarer
Dial H Volume 1: Into You (2013) 201 eksemplarer
The Tain (2002) 120 eksemplarer
London's Overthrow (2012) 105 eksemplarer
Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009) — Redaktør; Efterskrift — 80 eksemplarer
Dial H Volume 2: Exchange (2014) 80 eksemplarer
The Worst Breakfast (2016) 69 eksemplarer
Dial H (2015) 39 eksemplarer
John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 22: Regeneration (2020) — Forfatter — 32 eksemplarer
The Scar, Volume 2: Leviathan (2004) 29 eksemplarer
The Scar, Volume 1: Die Narbe (2004) 28 eksemplarer
Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms (2010) — Forfatter — 26 eksemplarer
Polynia (2014) 15 eksemplarer
Tis the Season (2011) 12 eksemplarer
Dial H #1 (2012) 10 eksemplarer
Details [short story] 10 eksemplarer
Dial H #11 (2013) 8 eksemplarer
The Apology Chapbook 8 eksemplarer
The Rope is the World (2010) 7 eksemplarer
The Book of Elsewhere: A Novel (2024) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Dial H #14 (2013) 5 eksemplarer
Dial H #3 (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Dial H #4 (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Familiar 5 eksemplarer
Dial H #2 (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Covehithe (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Arc: Volume 1 (2013) 5 eksemplarer
Dial H #10 (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Dial H #12 4 eksemplarer
Dial H #15 (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Dial H #7 (2012) 4 eksemplarer
Perdido tänava jaam 2. osa (2015) 3 eksemplarer
An End To Hunger 3 eksemplarer
Perdido tänava jaam 1. osa (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Dial H #13 (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Perdido tänava jaam 3. osa (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Dial H #0 (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Dial H #8 (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Dial H #9 (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Jack {short story} 3 eksemplarer
Highway 61 Revisited 2 eksemplarer
Tous les monstres (2017) 2 eksemplarer
The Dowager of Bees 2 eksemplarer
Dial H #5 (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Dial H #6 (2012) 2 eksemplarer
2007 Think GalactiCon Discussion Primer (2007) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Dentro de tí (2013) 1 eksemplar
Taker 1 eksemplar
Salvage Magazine #2 1 eksemplar
Dreadnought 1 eksemplar
A Room Of One's Own 1 eksemplar
Säcken [novelette] 1 eksemplar
Rules [short story] 1 eksemplar
Keep [novelette] 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Mørkets venstre hånd (1969) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver15,758 eksemplarer
Utopia (1553) — Forord, nogle udgaver11,718 eksemplarer
The Gormenghast Trilogy (1967) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver4,353 eksemplarer
De første mennesker på månen (1901) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver2,456 eksemplarer
At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition (2005) — Introduktion — 1,137 eksemplarer
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Bidragyder; Efterskrift — 811 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Bidragyder — 666 eksemplarer
The New Weird (2008) — Bidragyder — 518 eksemplarer
The Library Book (2012) — Bidragyder — 392 eksemplarer
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird (2011) — Bidragyder — 327 eksemplarer
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Bidragyder — 282 eksemplarer
The Children of Cthulhu (2002) — Bidragyder — 257 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (2003) — Bidragyder — 234 eksemplarer
Things That Never Happen (2002) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver223 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (2002) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
Cities (2003) — Bidragyder — 194 eksemplarer
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism (2007) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (2003) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 (2005) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (1828) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (2015) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The Bestiary (2016) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Dead Letters (2016) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography (2009) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
The Outcast Hours (2019) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (2021) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
The Age of Lovecraft (2016) — Efterskrift — 38 eksemplarer
Granta 152: Still Life (2020) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
War With No End (2007) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 4 (2008) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (2003) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Conjunctions: 52, Betwixt the Between (2009) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Realms of Imagination: Essays from the Wide Worlds of Fantasy (2023) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Arc 1.1: The Future Always Wins (2012) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
DC Comics: The New 52 Villains Omnibus (2013) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Bifrost n°73 (2014) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Bifrost n°53 (2009) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Interzone 042 (1990) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Miéville, China Tom
Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Willesden, London, England, UK
Oakham, Rutland, England, UK
Oakham School, England, UK
University of Cambridge (Clare College) (BA) (social anthropology) (1994)
London School of Economics ( MA) (International Relations) (2001)
London School of Economics (PhD) (International Relations) (2001)
creative writing teacher
Socialist Workers Party (UK)
International Socialist Organisation
Socialist Alliance
Left Unity
Warwick University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Frank Knox Fellowship, Harvard
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (2008)
Guest of Honor, Readercon (2006)
Mic Cheetham
Kort biografi
Miéville nació en Willesden, un barrio de clase trabajadora al noroeste de Londres, donde ha vivido desde la infancia. Creció junto a su madre, que era profesora, y su hermana. Sus padres se separaron justo después de su nacimiento, de manera que Miéville suele decir que nunca ha conocido a su padre realmente. A los 18 años, en 1990, se marchó a Egipto, donde permaneció un año enseñando inglés. Allí desarrolló un creciente interés por la cultura árabe y la política de Oriente Medio.



THE DEEP ONES: "Familiar" by China Mieville i The Weird Tradition (marts 2023)
Found: Help find title of sci-fi book i Name that Book (oktober 2021)
GROUP READ: Un Lun Dun by China Miéville i 2013 Category Challenge (januar 2014)
Miéville bashing, anyone? i Science Fiction Fans (juli 2012)
Could They Beat-Up China Mieville? i Science Fiction Fans (maj 2011)
Miéville wins Arthur C Clarke i Science Fiction Fans (maj 2010)


I imagine the Salvage Collective to be white men between the ages of 16 and 25, all dressed either in khakis or military garb, having read a lot of book but not participated in much actual change. They make a good case that capitalism is killing the world (does anyone still need to be convinced?) for the first 95% of this book. The last couple pages are dedicated to a "solution." The so-called solution is Red Geoengineering. What exactly does this mean? Maybe they'll tell us in book two
bookonion | Feb 23, 2024 |
China Mieville seems to be a burgeoning #bookstagram darling so upon seeing this in the local #oxfambooks I thought I’d give it a bash. It tells the story of a world both similar and dissimilar to our own - the main difference being that instead of seas there are instead unfathomable crisscross rail tracks that Railsea inhabitants use to navigate their world. We are told the story of Sham Yes Ap Shoorap, an orphaned medic’s assistant on a moletrain (for this rail-ridden land is complete with all manner of beasts including giant moles which people hunt and kill) whose life changes dramatically when he happens to witness a picture of an unimaginable idea to a Railsea citizen - a single rail track - and so his adventure to find out what this seeming phantasm is, ensues.

Although readable and entertaining, this did nothing to slow my belief that fantasy isn’t my bag. Rather than be impressed at the inventiveness of Mieville’s world I spent most of my time preoccupied with frustrations about how unnecessary and far-fetched everything was (including the long, strange names). Perhaps it is more one for YA/fantasy loving readers but it was all too fantastical for the sake of being fantastical for me. His attempt to turn it into a moral metaphor of a future portent at the end also didn’t sit well as it felt a little like trying to make it more than it was.
I don’t doubt that for fantasy fans this will be a book they enjoy and take my criticism with a pinch of salt because I’m not his audience. And despite all my grievances towards it I still give it 3/5 so make if that what you will, haha!
… (mere)
Dzaowan | 95 andre anmeldelser | Feb 15, 2024 |
I go to China Miéville when I need mental healing from bad sci fi & fantasy. He's a Pulitzer level writer that chose to write weird stuff. Miéville only writes books that restructure my perception of literature or society. Everything starts from ground zero, as if no rules were created to define genre.

This less famous book equals any of his others in world building and has one of the best endings, a punchline 500 pages to set up.

I have to wonder if this Moby Dick inspired tale also contains an epic meta pun of his name sounding like Melville.… (mere)
lneukirch | 95 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
I get that this is supposed to be weird. I get (some of) what the Surrealists were trying to do and the context in which they were thinking. I even kinda get the origins of this novella after reading the explanation after finishing it. It still didn't really capture me. Sure, it's fun and weird to think about this alternate history, but I couldn't really let myself float into it and allow subconscious reaction. I even tried when I couldn't relax into it, which didn't exactly help. Instead, the constant name-dropping and switches in timeline forced a constant running critic, attempting to keep track and think about whether I should have known about someone. Ultimately, an interesting piece, but only okay.… (mere)
Zedseayou | 40 andre anmeldelser | Jan 30, 2024 |


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