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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories - China Mieville

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories - China Mieville

Title: Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories

Author:  China Miéville

ISBN:  9780230770171

Weight:  957g

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Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville

The multi-award-winning China Miéville has been called ‘the equal of David Mitchell or Zadie Smith’ (Scotland on Sunday), whose ‘inventiveness and precision is awesome’ (Independent), and who writes with ‘an imagination of immense power’ (Guardian).  In this extraordinary series of stories, defying definitions and literary stereotyping, he once again proves why he ‘is one of the most interesting and promising writers to appear in the last few years in any genre’ (Carlos Ruiz Zafon).

In these stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look not up at the stars but down at the Earth.

Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, this breath-taking collection poses searching questions of what it is to be human in an unquiet world.  It is a humane and unsentimental investigation of our society, our world, and ourselves.

Listed in the Guardian’s 2015 ‘Essential Literary Calendar’, this is a highly anticipated collection of short fiction from one of the most exciting and original authors writing today.

Peer & Press Reviews

You can't talk about Miéville without using the word “brilliant”…  The writing, never less than excellent, takes many tones throughout the 28 stories, some showy, some not.  Pastiche, when present, is so skilful that it can go unnoticed.  Subjects of real weight are handled with unobtrusive ease but never glibly nor diminished by facetiousness…  Fascinating, full of suggestion and implication, and beautiful.

Ursula Le Guin, Guardian

If anyone doubted whether China Miéville had imagination to burn, proof of his indefatigable creative restlessness is to be found in this collection of short stories…  This is a bumper collection overflowing with new visions of our beautiful, terrible world.

Claire Allfree, Metro

Miéville – twice winner of the British Fantasy Award and three times winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award – is head and shoulders above other writers in this genre.

The Times

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Title: Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Awards and prizes: Locus Awards 2016 – finalist (short fiction collection)
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780230770171
ISBN 10: 0230770177
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 431
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 161 x 40mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Chris Stein
Jacket design: Crush Creative

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