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Miéville, China

Overview
Works: 153 works in 893 publications in 16 languages and 25,542 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Steampunk fiction  History  War fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, wpr, Author of introduction, Honoree, 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 )

80 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,232 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 )

47 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,977 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 )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,716 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, and ghost children, and must take on the role of savior to prevent utter destruction
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville( Book )

78 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,688 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 )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,603 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
Railsea by China Miéville( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,562 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)"--
Between equal rights : a Marxist theory of international law by China Miéville( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,536 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 scar by China Miéville( Book )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,436 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 harbor a sinister agenda
Iron council by China Miéville( Book )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,215 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 )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,166 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"--
October : the story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville( Book )

25 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,117 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"--
The last days of new Paris : a novella by China Miéville( Book )

30 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thriller of war that never was--of survival in an impossible city--of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new. "Beauty will be convulsive." 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer--and occult disciple--Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts--and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties--to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself."--
Three moments of an explosion : stories by China Miéville( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,031 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
King Rat by China Miéville( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London man is enrolled by the King of Rats to assassinate the Pied Piper of Hamelin who dethroned him. The man is Saul, whose rat mother joined humanity, making him immune to the piper's call. In his rat persona Saul eats garbage and climbs walls
Looking for Jake : stories by China Miéville( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 436 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( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 287 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 286 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barren, windwept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless--or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures and the carved stones millions of year old and finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones
The first men in the moon by H. G Wells( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 272 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
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EmbassytownUn Lun DunPerdido Street StationKraken : an anatomyBetween equal rights : a Marxist theory of international lawThe scarIron councilKing Rat
Alternative Names
China Miéville angielski pisarz fantastyczny

China Miéville écrivain britannique

China Miéville englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

China Miéville English writer

China Miéville Escriptor anglès de ciència ficció

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

تشاينا ميفيل كاتب إنجليزي

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 (475)

Spanish (35)

French (32)

German (28)

Italian (14)

Czech (12)

Japanese (10)

Russian (10)

Polish (8)

Turkish (5)

Chinese (4)

Hungarian (3)

Danish (2)

Korean (2)

Dutch (2)

Romanian (1)