Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2005
This prize-winning author (Arthur C Clarke 2001, British Fantasy Award 2003) was hailed by the literary establishment when he first appeared on the scene as a fantastic new star, not only in this area but in the literary world too. His ideas on justice, state, government, revolution and such, coupled with his superior writing and good plot, make him very special. This is the third in his new Crobuzon series.
Comparison: Neil Gaiman, Stephen Donaldson, Ray Bradbury.
Similar this month: None, try Iain M Banks although Science Fiction.
It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope, an undying legend. In the blood and violence of New Crobuzon's most dangerous hour, there are whispers. It is the time of the Iron Council....
Publication date: 06/05/2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||6th May 2011|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award (Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice (Perdido Street Station and The Scar). The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell (The Times) and Philip K. Dick (Guardian). His most recent novel, Kraken, was published in 2010. In 2010 China Miéville won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for ...More About China Mieville