Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
The fiction of multiple award-winning author China Mieville 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 the fantastic not to escape from reality but instead to interrogate it in provocative, unexpected ways.
London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs craved into a corpse's bones — designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to... what?
Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the twenty-eight stories in this collection — many published here for the first time. By turns speculative, satirical, and heart-wrenching, fresh in form and language, and featuring a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face-to-face with the deep weirdness of the world — and at times the deeper weirdness of themselves — Three Moments of an Explosion is a fitting showcase for one of literature's most original voices.
Condition: Pre-loved book. Minor yellowing of pages. Otherwise in good condition.
Year published: 2015
Sub-genre: Short stories, fantasy, sci-fi
Imprint: Del Rey
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