THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION: Stories


THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION: Stories

CHINA MIEVILLE    Book Number: 86174    Product format: Hardback

The London based author has won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award three times. Horror, noir, fantasy, politics and poetry swirl effortlessly in this dark, sometimes horrific short story collection. His characters, whether ordinary witnesses to extraordinary events, or lunatics operating out of inexplicable compulsions, are invariably well drawn and compelling. London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and on to the land, driven by a violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a corpse to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into the bones, clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to what? Among the 28 stories are The Condition of New Death, The Dowager of Bees, The Ninth Technique, Dreaded Outcome, Escapee, The Bastard Prompt and A Second Slice Manifesto. Speculative, satirical and heart wrenching, fresh in form and language, they feature a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face to face with the deep weirdness of the world and themselves. From one of literature's most original voices. 382pp in US first edition 2015. Remainder mark.
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