Books China Miéville Books by China Miéville China Miéville has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Children's Books Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about China Miéville Book Reviews China Miéville Goes To War In 'New Paris.' Very, Very Weird War August 14, 2016 Miéville's new novel is set in 1941 Paris, as occultists and philosophers attempt to fight the Nazi invaders with a surrealism bomb that accidentally unleashes hellish dreams onto the Paris streets. Book Reviews 'This Census-Taker' Is A Quiet Book With A Murderous Heart January 6, 2016 China Mieville's new novella feels like a fairy tale. It's set in an isolated hill village, where a young boy witnesses a terrible crime and meets a mysterious stranger who may (or may not) help him. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Book Reviews 'Three Moments' Is A Symphony Of Short Story Strangeness August 1, 2015 Acclaimed sci-fi author China Miéville hasn't been known for his short fiction, but reviewer Jason Heller says his new collection — subversive, strange and full of sick humor — will change that. Book Your Trip All Aboard! A Reading List For Riding The Rails June 17, 2014 We're not sure anyone has ever published a book list that includes both Anna Karenina and The Little Engine That Could -- so this might be a first! Find all our recommended tales of travel by train. Book Reviews China Mieville's 'Railsea': 'Moby-Dick' Remixed May 10, 2012 The new novel reimagines Moby-Dick in a future where the oceans have become barren wastelands teeming with fantastical carnivores, and crisscrossed by a network of railroads. Three Books... Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups April 2, 2012 So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments. Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups Listen · 3:54 3:54 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149530392/149937351" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Books For A Fantastical Summer June 14, 2011 These five sci-fi novels offer satisfying, intellectually chewy pleasures that are perfect for a summer afternoon. Hear Author Read Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137003853/141881981" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> The Ask hide caption toggle caption New In Paperback Weighty Burdens: Of Love, Of Money, Of Race And Translation March 16, 2011 Critical darling David Mitchell serves up a screwball tale in a Dutch outpost off Japan in 1799, Sam Lipsyte brings his effortless humor to campus, and China Mieville recounts an epic "squidnapping." Desmond Tutu reflects on forgiveness, and translator Edith Grossman tells of channeling Cervantes. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Zombies And Giant Squid: Summer's Monster Hits! July 8, 2010 Tired of vampires? Here are five freaky summer reads featuring gods, monsters, aliens, mutants, pulsating brains, sword-canes, dirigibles and derring-do. Each one, says critic Glen Weldon, is enlivened by wit and wordplay — not weepy, bloodsucking introspection. Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'The City And The City' July 2, 2009 China Mieville's police procedural novel is set in neighboring, nearly identical fictional cities. The catch is, these cities — Beszel and Ul Qoma — co-exist in the same physical space, and their separation ultimately depends on how well each city's citizens do in ignoring the existence of the other.