Books The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville Hardcover, 205 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Last Days of New ParisAuthorChina Miéville Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A Surrealist bomb transforms an alternate-reality World War II Paris into a phantasmagoric dreamscape, unleashing a race of nightmarish creatures. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by China Miéville Kraken Iron Council Railsea Perdido Street Station Embassytown See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Last Days of New Paris Review 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.