China Miéville

China Miéville is a fantasy fiction author from Norwich, England. His novels include Perdido Street Station, Un Lun Dun, and Embassytown. He teaches creative writing at Warwick University.  

"Old stories would tell how Weavers would kill each other over aesthetic disagreements, such as whether it was prettier to destroy an army of a thousand men or to leave it be, or whether a particular dandelion should or should not be plucked. For a Weaver, to think was to think aesthetically. To act — to Weave — was to bring about more pleasing patterns. They did not eat physical food: they seemed to subsist on the appreciation of beauty."

– China Miéville, Perdido Street Station


ARTICLES FEATURING CHINA

Wake Up and Smell the Weird

"Three Moments of an Explosion" is not a manifesto, and it is in no way overtly politically didactic....


Language and Monsters

China Miéville is in it for the monsters, and for the philosophy of language, in his latest novel....

Language and Monsters


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