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China Mieville

A book by China Mieville

China Miéville ( China Miéville ) British science fiction writer. Born September 6, 1972 in London to hippie parents. It is to them, among other things, that he owes his strange name ("China" - "China" (eng.) And communication in childhood with friends with no less strange names Cascade and India.

China Mieville loved to read from childhood, but, according to him He said he was not an active fan and knew nothing about fan conventions, but he did a lot of science fiction magazines like Interzone and the sci-fi column in White Dwarf.

inspired him to write his first works, and despite the fact that publishers rejected most of what he wrote, his short story "Highway Sixty One Revisited" and the poem "Ex-Beatles in Seance by Steve Bailey" were published in 1985.

in London, attended a boarding school.

When he was eighteen, he worked for a year in Egypt and Zimbabwe, where he taught English.

Since then, he has maintained an interest in Arab culture and Middle Eastern politics. LL received his BA in Social Anthropology from Cambridge and then completed his MA with honors at the London School of Economics and received his PhD in International Relations. He then received a Frank Knox Fellowship at Harvard University. “When I went to university,” Chyna recalls, “I began to take things more seriously, and, having quite a lot of time, I decided to start working on the novel. I don`t know how people manage to write books while working from nine to five. During the writing of the novel, I studied a lot and education influenced my writing, and it influenced me so much that I got an agent ...

”Currently, Mieville lives in London. He is an active member of the British Socialist Labor Party, and in the 2001 elections he was even nominated for the House of Commons from the Socialist Union, and one of the London newspapers called him "the sexiest politician." It was nominated, however, unsuccessfully - the district was traditionally Labor, so that Mieville got 459 votes, which was only 1.2% of the total number of voters. Critics note that the writer`s leftist views are reflected in his work, as well as in his ideas in the field of literary theory (he even criticized Tolkien`s "The Lord of the Rings" for its reactionary nature). Rumor has it that several seminars held at fiction conventions on the relationship between politics and literature have ended in heated debates between Mieville and right-wing writers. Mieville`s first novel, The Rat King, was released in 1998 and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award and the Locus Poll Award, but did not receive any awards. More horror in form than fantasy, it nevertheless proved to be quite revealing in terms of the way in which the writer prefers to work. The second book, The Station of Lost Dreams, published two years after the first, fully demonstrated Mieville`s skill in the genre he finally chose. In it, the reader is presented with the metropolis of New Crobuzon, saturated with an almost steampunk spirit of the 19th century, where, along with cyborgs and AI, science and magic, many carefully traced races coexist - humans, winged garudas, mutants and half-breeds. The novel received several awards - Arthur C.

Clarke Award-2001, British Fantasy Award-2001, Kurd Lasswitz Award-2002 and Premio Ignotus-2002, and was also nominated for Hugo-2002, Nebula-2002, World Fantasy Award-2001, British Science Fiction Award-2000, Locus-2001 (4th place) and James Tiptree, Jr. Award-2000. 2002 saw the release of the new novel by Chyna Mieville, The Scar, which is also set in the world of New Crobuzon, and The Tain. And the writer’s story "Familiar" has entered the Bard College anthology along with new works by such famous writers as Jonathan Carroll, John Crowley, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, John Kessel, Jonathan Lethem and Jean Wolfe. The writer’s last novel, The Iron Council, published in the West, also belongs to the New Crobuzon cycle. The novel brought the author the Arthur C.

Clarke Award-2005, and was also nominated for the Hugo-2005 and the World Fantasy Award-2005. The writer himself claims that he works by deliberately mixing genres - horror, fantasy and science fiction, while creating works that are called "weird fiction". Mieville belongs to a loose group of authors called the "New Weird", who are trying to rescue fantasy "from the grip of the commerce and genre clichés of Tolkien`s epigones." In an interview with Locus magazine, he says: “The idea of ​​a comforting fantasy makes me gag. It`s not that you shouldn`t feel comfortable, or there shouldn`t be any happy endings, but for me the idea that a book`s purpose is to comfort essentially means that its purpose is not to challenge, subvert, expose doubt. Then it is completely focused on the status quo - completely, firmly, aesthetically - and I hate this idea. I think the best fantasy speaks of aversion to consolation, and the pinnacle of fantasy is surrealism, a genre that I read like an obsession and an ardent fan of which I am. I consider myself a product of the entertainment wing of the surrealists - that is, I use the aesthetics of fiction in order to do something opposite of consolation.

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Clarke Award, 2001 // Novel -> Station of Lost Dreams / Perdido Street Station (2000) Locus Award 2003 Locus Award, 2003 // Novella -> Amalgam / The Tain (2002) Locus Award 2003 Locus Award, 2003 // Fantasy Novel -> The Scar (2002) Locus Award 2005 Locus Award, 2005 // Novellette - > Reports of Certain Events in London (2004) Locus Award 2005 Locus Award, 2005 // Fantasy Novel -> Iron Council (2004) Arthur C.

Clarke Award 2005 Arthur C.

Clarke Award, 2005 // Novel (Novel ) -> Iron Council (2004) Locus Award 2007 Locus Award, 2007 // Young adult Novel -> Un Lun Dun (2007) [/ collapse] Unofficial author`s page: http: //runagate-rampant.netfirms.

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