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Miéville, China

Overview
Works: 155 works in 821 publications in 16 languages and 25,178 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Steampunk fiction  History  Satire  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Illustrator, win, Creator
Classifications: PR6063.I265, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by China Miéville
The city & the city by China Miéville( Book )

68 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Tyador Borlú must travel to Ul Qoma to search for answers in the murder of a woman found in the city of Besźel
Embassytown by China Miéville( Book )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville( Book )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stumbling into an alternate funhouse version of her home city, twelve-year-old Londoner Deeba finds herself trapped in a world of killer giraffes, animated umbrellas, ghost children, and flying double-decker buses and menaced by a choking black smog, and is forced to take on the role of unlikely savior to prevent utter destruction
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville( Book )

72 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes, but what is Perdido Street Station about? To oversimplify: the eccentric scientist Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin is hired to restore the power of flight to a cruelly de-winged birdman. Isaac's secret lover is Lin, an artist of the khepri, a humano-insectoid race; theirs is a forbidden relationship. Lin is hired (rather against her will) by a mysterious crime boss to capture his horrifying likeness in the unique khepri art form. Isaac's quest for flying things to study leads to verification of his controversial unified theory of the strange sciences of his world. It also brings him an odd, unknown grub stolen from a secret government experiment so perilous it is sold to a ruthless drug lord--the same crime boss who hired Lin. The grub emerges from its cocoon, becomes an extraordinarily dangerous monster, and escapes Isaac's lab to ravage New Crobuzon, even as his discovery becomes known to a hidden, powerful, and sinister intelligence. Lin disappears and Isaac finds himself pursued by the monster, the drug lord, the government and armies of New Crobuzon, and other, more bizarre factions, not all confined to his world
Kraken : an anatomy by China Miéville( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, a perfect and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears? For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins
The scar by China Miéville( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route to the colony of New Crobuzon, a seafaring group of prisoners and slaves is joined by refugees, and when the ship is besieged by pirates, the passengers are brought to a floating city of pirated ships whose leaders harbour a sinister agenda
Railsea by China Miéville( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one's death & the other's glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea--even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored mole she's been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict--a kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails--leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters, & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. Here is a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping & brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that confirms China Mieville's status as 'the most original & talented voice to appear in several years' (Science Fiction Chronicle)"--Provided by publisher
Iron council by China Miéville( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new cast of characters shares mythical adventures in the sprawling, phantasmagoric city of New Crobuzon
This census-taker : a novella by China Miéville( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Mieville. In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries--and fails--to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity"--
Three moments of an explosion : stories by China Miéville( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative new collection of short stories by the New York Times best-selling and Hugo Award-winning author of Kraken employs a range of styles and forms to explore an alternate universe where nature provocatively renders the human race an endangered species
The last days of new Paris : a novella by China Miéville( Book )

26 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling and award-winning master of sci fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction: a Surrealist bomb transfigures war-torn Paris into a phantasmagoric dreamscape, unleashing a race of nightmarish creatures"--
October : the story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail. Historians have debated the revolution for a hundred years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness. Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story"
Looking for Jake : stories by China Miéville( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 14 unique fantasy tales from one of Great Britain most talented young writers
King Rat by China Miéville( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something is stirring in London's dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into his prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat. In the night-land behind London's facade, in sewers and slums and rotting dead spaces, Saul must learn his true nature. Grotesque murders rock the city like a curse. Mysterious forces prepare for a showdown. With Drum and Bass pounding the backstreets, Saul confronts his bizarre inheritance -- in the badlands of South London, in the heart of darkness, at the gathering of the Junglist Massive. Like the DJ says: 'Time for the Badman.'
The worst breakfast by China Miéville( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two sisters sit down one morning and begin describing all of the really gross things that were in the worst breakfast they ever had, until all they can picture is a table piled sky-high with the weirdest, yuckiest, slimiest, slickest, stinkiest breakfast possible. And then they have the best breakfast ever...almost."--Back cover
The city & the city by China Miéville( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York times bestselling author China Miéville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in an enthralling city that is unlike any other--real or imagined. When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad
Red planets : Marxism and science fiction by China Miéville( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitable for those who are studying the politics of science fiction, this book combines analysis of science fiction literature and films within a broader overview of Marxist theorizations and critical perspectives on the genre
At the mountains of madness : the definitive edition by H. P Lovecraft( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H.P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition's uncanny discoveries-and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization-is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft's masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror
Between equal rights : a Marxist theory of international law by China Miéville( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book critically examines existing theories of international law and makes the case for an alternative Marxist approach. China Mieville draws on the pioneering jurisprudence of Evgeny Pashukanis linking law to commodity exchange, and in turn uses international law to make better sense of Pashukanis. Mieville argues that despite its advances, the recent 'New Stream' of radical international legal scholarship, like the mainstream it opposes, falls to make sense of the legal form itself. Drawing on Marxist theory and a critical history of international law from the sixteenth century to the present day, Mieville seeks to address that failure, and argues that international law is fundamentally constituted by the violence of imperialism."--BOOK JACKET
The first men in the moon by H. G Wells( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life, on which they may be trapped forever."--Jacket
 
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The city & the city
Alternative Names
China Miéville angielski pisarz fantastyczny

China Miéville écrivain britannique

China Miéville englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

China Miéville English writer

China Miéville escritor de fantasía británico

China Miéville schrijver uit Engeland

China Miéville scrittore inglese

Mʹevilʹ, Chaĭna

Mieville, China.

Miéville, China Tom

Miéville, China Tom 1972-...

МЬевиль, Чайна

Мьевиль, Чайна британский писатель-фантаст

Чайна Миевил

Чайна М'євіль

Չայնա Մևիլ

چاینا میه‌ویل نویسنده انگلیسی

چین میویل

চায়না মিয়েভিল্‌

미에빌, 차이나 1972-

차이나 미에빌

チャイナ・ミエヴィル

ミーヴィル, チャイナ

ミエヴィル, チャイナ

柴納·米耶維

Languages
English (452)

German (30)

Spanish (26)

French (22)

Czech (12)

Japanese (10)

Italian (10)

Polish (8)

Russian (8)

Chinese (6)

Turkish (3)

Hungarian (2)

Korean (2)

Dutch (2)

Romanian (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
EmbassytownUn Lun DunPerdido Street StationKraken : an anatomyThe scarIron councilLooking for Jake : storiesKing Rat