Tag Archives: China Mieville

In The Sprawl Of The Outer City The Stench Became Narcotic (China Miéville, ‘Looking For Jake and Other Stories)

In China Miéville’s London there are shadows, and there are shadows. There are the shadows thrown by what we see and what we assume, and what we’re familiar with enough to no longer notice. The long stretch of non-sunlight cast … Continue reading

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He Knew The Pain Would Come Later (Nathan Ballingrud, ‘North American Lake Monsters’)

There is a moment at the end of the eponymous story in Ballingrud’s collection where our principal character, Grady, returns to the implacable corpse-thing he and his daughter discovered the day before on the lake shore. Previously, the dead thing … Continue reading

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Pelted in New Cement and Paving (China Miéville, ‘Reports of Certain Events in London’)

A factor which has always benefitted the fictional document genre is verisimilitude; if a work of fiction is shaped to not seem like fiction and instead as something you feel you could virtually hold in real-life, this creates multiple effects … Continue reading

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A Terrible Dislocation of Souls (document fiction and the supernatural)

So, this is probably going to be a running theme within this blog. Basically, I had the idea for my dissertation (not due until September 2014) before I’d even applied for the MA and Bristol (which was January 2012). I’ve … Continue reading

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