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China Miéville

China Miéville is the author of numerous books, including This Census-Taker, Three Moments of an Explosion, Railsea, Embassytown, Kraken, The City & The City, and Perdido Street Station. His works have won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times). He lives and works in London.


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At the Mountains of Madness
Written by H.P. Lovecraft, Introduction by China Miéville
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7441-6 (0-8129-7441-7)

Introduction by China Miéville

Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny... Read more

The City & The City
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49752-9 (0-345-49752-X)

When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime... Read more

Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-52450-8 (0-345-52450-0)


In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of...

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Iron Council
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | July 2005
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-45842-1 (0-345-45842-7)

Following Perdido Street Station and The Scar, acclaimed author China Miéville returns with his hugely anticipated Del Rey hardcover debut. With a fresh and fantastical band of characters, he carries us back to the decadent squalor of New Crobuzon—this time, decades later.

It is a time of wars and revolutions... Read more

Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49750-5 (0-345-49750-3)

With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are... Read more

The Last Days of New Paris
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | January 2018
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-1-5247-9748-5 (1-5247-9748-0)

A thriller of war that never was—of survival in an impossible city—of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new.

“Beauty will be convulsive. . . .”

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Looking for Jake
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | August 2005
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-47607-4 (0-345-47607-7)

“Miéville moves effortlessly into the first division of those who use the tools and weapons of the fantastic to define and create the fiction of the coming century.”—Neil Gaiman 

What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling, often... Read more

Perdido Street Station
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-44302-1 (0-345-44302-0)

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain... Read more

Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$13.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-52453-9 (0-345-52453-5)

“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale—there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert. . . . But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”—Los Angeles Times
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The Scar
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | June 2002
$19.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-44438-7 (0-345-44438-8)

A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville’s Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations... Read more

This Census-Taker
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | January 2017
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-96734-8 (1-101-96734-X)

For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville.


In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a... Read more

Three Moments of an Explosion
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | June 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-88478-2 (1-101-88478-9)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus Reviews  The fiction of multiple award–winning author China Miéville is powered by intelligence and imagination. Like George Saunders, Karen Russell, and David Mitchell, he pulls from a variety of genres with equal facility, employing... Read more

Un Lun Dun
Written by China Miéville
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-45844-5 (0-345-45844-3)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Endlessly inventive . . . [a] hybrid of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and The Phantom Tollbooth.”—Salon

What is Un Lun Dun?

It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . ... Read more

The Children of Cthulhu
Written by Alan Dean Foster, China Miéville and Yvonne Navarro, Edited by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-44108-9 (0-345-44108-7)

Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft’s shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu Mythos.

In twenty-one dark visions, a host of outstanding contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in a misbegotten new world that could... Read more