Most widely held works about China Miéville
Most widely held works by China Miéville
The city & the city by China Miéville ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,496 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.
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,427 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 )
46 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,215 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 )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Being chased by cults, a maniac, and the sorcerers of the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit, cephalopod specialist Billy Harrow inadvertently learns that he holds the key to finding a missing squid--a squid that just happens to be an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
The scar by China Miéville ( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 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 )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
A new cast of characters shares mythical adventures in the sprawling, phantasmagoric city of New Crobuzon.
Embassytown by China Miéville ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 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.
Looking for Jake : stories by China Miéville ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling, often shocking, intensity. Now from this brilliant young writer comes a groundbreaking collection of stories, many of them previously unavailable in the United States, and including four never-before-published tales -- one set in Miéville's signature fantasy world of New Crobuzon. Among the fourteen superb fictions are: "Jack" -- Following the events of his acclaimed novel Perdido Street Station, this tale of twisted attachment and horrific revenge traces the rise and fall of the Remade Robin Hood known as Jack Half-a-Prayer. "Familiar" -- Spurned by its creator, a sorceress's familiar embarks on a strange and unsettling odyssey of self-discovery in a coming-of-age story like no other.
King Rat by China Miéville ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 534 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.
Between equal rights : a Marxist theory of international law by China Miéville ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
At the mountains of madness : the definitive edition by H. P Lovecraft ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 237 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.
The first men in the moon by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 231 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Red planets : Marxism and science fiction ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Looking for Jake and other stories by China Miéville ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Miniroman, noveller og 1 tegneserie.
Kraken by China Miéville ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Czech and held by 106 libraries worldwide
With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this--or any other--year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about--or prevent--the End of All Things...
Conjunction 39 : the new wave fabulists ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Scab by China Miéville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The walrus & the warwolf by Hugh Cook ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Armada by China Miéville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Bellis Coldewijn die als vertaalster per schip op weg was naar de kolonies, belandt in Armada, een reusachtige piratenstad die is opgebouwd uit duizenden aan elkaar geketende schepen.
Les scarifiés by China Miéville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Bellis Coldwine s'est enfouie de Nouvelle-Crobuzon, sa ville natale, pour des raisons obscures. Le navire sur lequel elle a embarqué vers une île légendaire, Nova Esperium, est attaqué par des pirates. Pour Bellis commence un autre voyage, un voyage aux confins du monde.
Alienation (Social psychology) Antarctica Audiobooks Bildungsromans City and town life Conspiracies Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cults Dissenters England England--London Fantasy fiction Fantasy fiction Fantasy fiction, English Fantasy fiction, English Fiction Fossils--Collection and preservation Giant squids Human-alien encounters Imaginary places International law and socialism Juvenile works Kraken Life on other planets Literature Loyalty Magic Murder--Investigation Museum curators Natural History Museum (London, England) Pied Piper of Hamelin (Legendary character) Police Prisoners Prison hulks Rats Revenge Science fiction Scientific expeditions Scientists Space flight to the moon Space warfare Steampunk fiction Stone carving Strangers Supernatural Suspense fiction Theft from museums War stories Women graduate students Young men
Miéville, China Tom, 1972-