China Mieville In Newcastle
CHINA MIEVILLE will be signing his latest book, Kraken, at Forbidden Planet, 59 Grainger Street, Newcastle NE1 5JE on Wednesday 12th May 5 – 6pm.
Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears? For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god. A god that someone is hoping will end the world.
China Miéville lives and works in London. He has twice won both the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award. Kraken is his seventh novel, which include the critically acclaimed crime/fantasy cross, The City & The City. He is also the author of short story collection Looking For Jake. As well as writing fantastic fiction, China’s PhD thesis has also been turned into a book, Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law, published in 2005.