Let's face it, there are some cool authors out there. Not only do they write awesome books, but they seem like they might be extremely fun to hang out with.
Which author do you most want to befriend?
I've been fortunate to actually become friendly with some writers I admire, but one author I would like to meet is China Miéville, in part because his books are amazing, in part because of interviews like this
China, if you're reading this, let's go bowling sometime!
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Jane Rogers has won the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novel, The Testament of Jessie Lamb.
Below, we’ve embedded free samples of all the books on the shortlist for the UK’s prestigious science fiction prize.
Here’s more from Tom Hunter, the Prize director: “”It wasn’t an obvious Arthur C Clarke winner – it’s not from a science fiction publisher but from a small Scottish press … It offers a route into dealing with quite serious issues, about science, about maternity and about making choices.”
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So China Miéville has written a science fiction novel, and it is... well, it is many things, but perhaps we'll start with "Old School." Miéville is the author who took the top off fantasy ten years ago, and his next to last novel, The City & The City, was so sui generis that it won awards for both science fiction (the British Science Fiction Award, the Clarke) and fantasy (the World Fantasy
For China Miéville to name a novel The City & The City seems almost redundant, a meta-statement on his entire career. There is perhaps no other fantasy author who is as closely associated with cities as Miéville, and responsibility for the burgeoning popularity of urban landscapes in traditional fantasy (not to be confused with the urban fantasy subgenre) may very well be laid squarely at his