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Fans of China Mieville's work will truly enjoy this fine collection of short stories.
Each tale is well written, filled with suspense and grips the audience with a sense that nothing is quite the way it first seems, which turns out to be true.
(I guessed that this may be the case just by the author's name) Yet this isn't necessary as the author has got some good ideas and stories to tell.
Fantastic book. Mieville's style really shines in this short story format, where he can build up these incredibly vivid, textured stories in just a few pages. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ginny
Masterful language, bold ideas, and strange in the supreme. Echoes of the Greats, but with a new cohesion, and deeper exploration of themes otherwise untouched. Entropy. MAGIC. Read morePublished 1 month ago by NOVELIST CARSON STANDIFER
I love Mieville and wish I could have given it more stars, but some of the stories are a meandering mess. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Erickson
Story - First published - Description
1 "Looking for Jake" - 1998 - Written in the style of a letter, from the unnamed narrator to the mysterious Jake (with whom the narrator... Read more
China Miéville is a novelist, that's where he really shines. The novel form gives him the room he needs to develop his ideas and evoke the sort of bizarre, surreal, often... Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by John Eppstein
I read this after already devouring pretty much everything China Mieville has ever written - however, I can see how it would be a fantastic way to start dabbling in his weird and... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by N. Boer
I found it during a random library search, browsing Science fiction- Fantasy. Read more
I think I'm officially in love with China. Every time I read another work I am more astonished by the unfettered creativity brough to it. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by ashertopia
I came into this book not really knowing Mieville's style. These stories were all dark and several had a post-apocalyptic feel. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by E. Mesker