Tag Archives: China Mieville

A Few Good Things

Even with a holiday, it wasn’t shaping up to be a great week.  I got sad news about a 10-year co-worker over the weekend, and yesterday the mother of one of the supervisors I manage passed away after a battle … Continue reading

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Squid Pro Quo

 Kraken, by China Mieville Ballentine Del Ray, 2010 There are two adjectives for China Mieville’s Kraken, “fun,” and “exhilarating.” Mieville’s longer works have always seemed serious to me.  Intricately imagined, believably peopled with intriguing characters, and told with elaborate arabesques … Continue reading

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Stalking the Interstice

The City and the City China Mieville Ballentine Books, 2009 Tyador Borlu is a police inspector in Beszel, an Eastern European city-nation. Borlu is good at his job and two things that make him good at it are a dogged … Continue reading

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