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Miéville, China

Works: 149 works in 734 publications in 15 languages and 23,647 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Steampunk fiction  Satire  Short stories  War fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Illustrator, Author of introduction, win, Creator
Classifications: PR6063.I265, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by China Miéville
The city & the city by China Miéville( Book )

54 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,942 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 )

44 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,768 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 )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,667 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 )

52 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,408 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 )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,339 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 )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,318 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)"--
Iron council by China Miéville( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,167 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 )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 936 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 )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 888 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 )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 732 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"--
Looking for Jake : stories by China Miéville( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 725 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 )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 604 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
The city & the city by China Miéville( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 301 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( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 278 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 275 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
The first men in the moon by H. G Wells( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 252 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
Between equal rights : a Marxist theory of international law by China Miéville( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a critical history of international law from the 16th century to 2006, China Miéville argues that international law is fundamentally constituted by the violence of imperialism
The worst breakfast by China Miéville( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 242 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
Dial H by China Miéville( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the small run-down town of Littleville, Co., Nelson Jent is out of shape, out of work and out of hope. But, after a fateful alleyway scuffle, he stumbles upon a mysterious payphone. Calling for help, Nelson dials 4-3-7-6: H-E-R-O. With the power of the H-Dial, an ordinary man is transformed into a range of seemingly random, extraordinary superheroes, from the mischievous Boy Chimney to the one-man army of The Iron Snail! Confused and over his head, Nelson tries to forge forward and become the hero he never wanted to be. But will he be able to harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into the hands of evil? Or will this newfound power plunge our hero into madness?"--Page 4 of cover
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Alternative Names
China Miéville angielski pisarz fantastyczny

China Miéville écrivain britannique

China Miéville englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

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

চায়না মিয়েভিল্‌

미에빌, 차이나 1972-

차이나 미에빌


ミーヴィル, チャイナ

ミエヴィル, チャイナ


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