Category Archives: China Mieville

My favourite academic books of 2017

  I don’t think I read as many new books this year as previous years, and the ‘to read’ piles get ever higher… But these are the academic books published in 2017 which I particularly liked: Update: the lists for … Continue reading

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China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso (currently 50% off with bundled e-book)

China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso (currently 50% off with bundled e-book) On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history. In February of 1917 Russia was … Continue reading

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Marxism and Monsters – China Miéville

Originally posted on synthetic zero:
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Derek Gregory, Juan Cole and China Miéville on Israel/Palestine

In Feedly this morning, a powerful juxtaposition – Derek Gregory on the West Bank wall, and Juan Cole on Israel’s new settlements in the West Bank. Derek links to a new photo essay by China Miéville presented at the Palestinian Literary … Continue reading

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China Miéville video on Marxism and Halloween

via the Pluto Press blog.

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Parallel States Project

At Lund University some interesting thinking on the Israel/Palestine situation in a venture called the Parallel States Project. The conference was in 2010 and I’m not sure what has happened since 2011. The site says they are cooperating with faculty from … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read and plan to read

A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House and first answered a year ago. As before I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading… The book I’m currently reading? Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles … Continue reading

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China Miéville on contemporary London full version

I mentioned this piece in The New York Times a few days back. A fuller, illustrated version is here.

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China Miéville on contemporary London

Powerful writing in The New York Times. [A fuller, illustrated version is here] London is full of ghosts — ghost walks; a city’s worth of cemeteries; ghost-advertising, scabs of paint on brick. The city invoked something, read a grimoire it … Continue reading

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A book reading meme

A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House. I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading… The book I’m currently reading? Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood The last book I finished? Thaisa Frank, Heidegger’s Glasses … Continue reading

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