Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories - China Mieville

It feels too limiting to call Three Moments of an Explosion (Del Rey Books, $27), China Miéville’s collection of short stories, strange, weird, or genre-bending. This volume is strange indeed, but strangeness often lies where a reader least expects it. Some of Miéville’s worlds are quite the same as ours, and yet there is touch of eeriness, a sense of things being askew… At times, one is reminded that Miéville is also a horror writer, as some of the stories are unsettling and outright chilling. Miéville is an incredibly versatile stylist as well, and he employs different formats and lengths for his narratives, demonstrating that there are many ways to write, and therefore enjoy, a short story. His imagination is endless and vivid, and his ability to navigate and bend different genres is impressive.  In a year already full of amazing anthologies and collections, Three Moments of an Explosion still stands out as one of the most ingenious and mind-bending offerings.

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ISBN: 9781101884720
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Del Rey Books - August 4th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781101884782
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Published: Del Rey - June 7th, 2016

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