Posts tagged: china mieville

There is No Redemption in the Sea -- Dave Revisits THE SCAR!

Posted on 2015-10-08 at 4:38 by Dave

The Scar by China Mieville, read by Gildart Jackson Length: 26 hours, 58 minutes

Some books just leave a mark on you. In China Mieville's The Scar, a character is told "Scars are not injuries...a scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole." I don't know whether or not that's true -- or if in the context of the book, Mieville is actually suggesting it's true. Probably he's saying it's a possible truth. Because in this book, every character has their share of scars -- be they physical

Posted in reviews | Tagged bas lag, china mieville, fantasy, pirates, reviews, sea monsters, the-scar

Release Week: Gibson, Faber, Rothfuss, Martin, Rice, Shiner, and! Mieville

Posted on 2014-11-03 at 11:28 by Sam

OCTOBER 22-28, 2014: What was already an absolutely packed release week for concurrent new releases (Gibson, Faber, Rothfuss, Martin, Rice) and already with one back-list gem (Lewis Shiner's Frontera) includes the magnificent surprise of China Mieville's The Scar and Iron Council finally coming to US audio. It's been over a year and a half since I last fully turned my attention to the digital regional divide and these are two right from the top of the overseas wishlist, though in the meantime, several more

Posted in Release Week | Tagged anne rice, china mieville, frontera, george rr martin, gildart jackson, josh cohen, lewis shiner, lorelei king, michel faber, patrick rothfuss, prince lestat, roy dotrice, simon vance, stefan rudnicki, the book of strange new things, the peripheral, the slow regard of silent things, the world of ice and fire, william-gibson

Revisiting the regional digital divide, again

Posted on 2013-05-23 at 2:29 by Sam

It's been a year since I last turned too much attention to the regional digital divide, and it's high time to give the bee's nest another poke.

There's still! no sign of a US release for China Mieville's Un Lun Dun, The Scar, or Iron Council, and... well, on and on. We did get, from Tantor Audio, Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series, narrated wonderfully by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as in the UK edition.

Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3 | [China Mieville] Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1 | [Ben Aaronovitch]

And we also got one of the pair of the Iain M. Banks audiobooks I'd bemoaned lack of access to last

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ben aaronovitch, china mieville, elspeth cooper, hugh howey, stella gemmell

Release Week: Railsea by China Mieville; Osama by Lavie Tidhar; CS Friedman's Magister and Coldfire trilogies; and more

Posted on 2012-05-16 at 14:3 by Sam

For the third week in a row there are multiple major releases in the YA SF & F section, led by Railsea, a foray into a younger age category by the always brilliant China Mieville (Perdido Street StationEmbassytown, etc.). Narrated by Jonathan Cowley for Random House Audio, the audiobook comes in at just under 10 hours, and it also comes with heaps of praise for its ability to both engage younger audiences at a narrative level, with a world of trains and giant mole hunts, as well as offer a deeper reading

Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged china mieville, cs friedman, lavie tidhar, osama, railsea, release week

Another peek overseas at Audible UK and the digital divide

Posted on 2012-04-09 at 15:46 by Sam

Early last month, I wrote a bit about the regional digital divide, which sees Audible UK members having some excellent sf/f titles which Audible US members don’t have access to, from Elspeth Cooper’s debut Songs of the Earth, to The Scar: New Crobuzon, Book 2 and Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3 By China Mieville, to Rivers of London and Moon Over Soho By Ben Aaronovitch, to Blue Remembered Earth By Alastair Reynolds, and more. Well, since last month, two more bits of digital regional divide-related

Posted in regular | Tagged china mieville, iain m banks, patrick rothfuss, regional digital divide