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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.
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 22 months ago 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 23 months ago 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
This collection includes fourteen stories, mostly short, by China Miéville. Most have his trademark strangeness, with the dark, oozy feel of Bas-Lag--although only one is... Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by John M. Ford
This collection of short stories showed me that, while I adore Mieville as a novel writer, I'm less fond of him as a short story author. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by Laurie A. Brown
I was a little concerned when looking at this book and the author's name and I suppose I was right to hesitate. Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by James Montgomery