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China Miéville

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in Norwich, England, The United Kingdom



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A British "fantastic fiction" writer. He is fond of describing his work as "weird fiction" (after early 20th century pulp and horror writers such as H. P. Lovecraft), and belongs to a loose group of writers sometimes called New Weird who consciously attempt to move fantasy away from commercial, genre clichés of Tolkien epigons. He is also active in left-wing politics as a member of the Socialist Workers Party. He has stood for the House of Commons for the Socialist Alliance, and published a book on Marxism and international law.

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Blackness. Slow, laboured breathing extends into a death rattle.

V/O, female: ‘We lost the world.’


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Series of fixed-camera shots of cities destroyed and deserted. The images intersperse with close-ups of wounds and dead flesh.

V/O: ‘To the dead.’


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An overgrown yard crowded with shambling, rotting corpses.

At the farthest corner of the lot, something hidden in the und...

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June 2009, China Miéville
"I was interested in steeping myself in both Eastern and Mid-European writing, and classic crime fiction. I was focused a lot on fidelity to the paradigm, so no "cheating," no last-minute evidence, no characters appearing at the last second, and so on. I wanted a fan of the genre to feel I'd played fair. " ...More

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“A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.”
China Miéville, King Rat

“Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on.”
China Miéville, Embassytown

“In time, in time they tell me, I'll not feel so bad. I don't want time to heal me. There's a reason I'm like this.
I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won't smooth you away.
I can't say goodbye.”
China Miéville, The Scar


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