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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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The Countess Granville, in a letter of 1827, is effusive about a greyhound named Flora of which she is ‘excessively fond’. She has for the dog a ‘peculiar weakness’, for ‘all her ways, the sleepy affected grande dame manner’.

Grande Dame-nation, as the Countess knew, is hardly value-neutral. The term simpers and winks. It adverts to haughtiness. ‘[I]mposing’, the OED offers hesitantly, addenda t...

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