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Book Perdido Street Station

    Book Details:
  • Author : China Miéville
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2003-07-29
  • ISBN : 0345464524
  • Pages : 757 pages

Download or read book Perdido Street Station written by China Miéville and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2003-07-29 with total page 757 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE AUGUST DERLETH AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS • A masterpiece brimming with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and fierce characters, from the author who “has reshaped modern fantasy” (The Washington Post) “[China Miéville’s] fantasy novels, including a trilogy set in and around the magical city-state of New Crobuzon, have the refreshing effect of making Middle-earth seem plodding and flat.”—The New York Times The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the center of the world. Humans and mutants and arcane races brood in the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the river is sluggish with unnatural effluent and foundries pound into the night. For a thousand years, the Parliament and its brutal militias have ruled over a vast economy of workers and artists, spies and soldiers, magicians, crooks, and junkies. Now a stranger has arrived, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand. And something unthinkable is released. The city is gripped by an alien terror. The fate of millions lies with a clutch of renegades. A reckoning is due at the city’s heart, in the vast edifice of brick and wood and steel under the vaults of Perdido Street Station. It is too late to escape.

Book China Mi  ville

    Book Details:
  • Author : Tony Venezia
  • Publisher : Gylphi Limited
  • Release : 2015-12-01
  • ISBN : 1780240295
  • Pages : 319 pages

Download or read book China Mi ville written by Tony Venezia and published by Gylphi Limited. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The chapters in this collection respond to the range of interests that have shaped Miéville's fiction from his influential role in contemporary genre debates, to his ability to pose serious philosophical questions about state control, revolutionary struggle, regimes of apartheid, and the function of international law in a globalized world. This collection demonstrates how Miéville's fictions offer a striking example of contemporary literature's ability to imagine alternatives to neoliberal capitalism at a time of crisis for leftist ideas within the political realm.

Book Architecture in Contemporary Literature

Download or read book Architecture in Contemporary Literature written by Nevnihal Erdoğan and published by Bentham Science Publishers. This book was released on 2023-11-12 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Architecture in Contemporary Literature artfully weaves the tapestry of architecture with the eloquence of modern literary masterpieces. In this follow up to their earlier work on architecture in fictional literature, the editors have carefully selected 31 significant works from contemporary world literature, offering a fresh educational approach to literary critique and architecture. This exploration allows readers to perceive life through the lens of architectural backgrounds. Nature, society, humans, and cities come to life through these chosen literary gems. Extensive collaboration with architects, intellectuals, academics, writers, and thinkers culminates in the selection of influential works that guide present-day architectural perspectives and aspirations. The book promises to be a valuable reference for undergraduate and graduate students in architecture, interior architecture, urban planning, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and various design disciplines. Yet, its appeal also extends to anyone with an appreciation for urban life and a desire for a broader understanding of the intricacies of architecture. Whether you're an expert in design, culture, art, sociology, or literature, or simply an avid learner, Architecture in Contemporary Literature is a compelling exploration that deserves a prominent place on your bookshelf. Engage with its pages and immerse yourself in the fusion of architectural insight and literary artistry.

Book Art and Idea in the Novels of China Mi  ville

Download or read book Art and Idea in the Novels of China Mi ville written by Carl Freedman and published by Gylphi Limited. This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers (in the first six chapters) critical readings of six novels by China Miéville, which are followed (in the seventh chapter) by a theoretical meditation on some of the conceptual issues raised by and engaged in the Miéville oeuvre. There comes a moment in The City & the City, though it is not necessarily the same moment for every reader, when you realise that Beszel and Ul Qoma are not separate realms but the same space divided. Likewise, art and idea are often subject to absurd partition, but then along comes an author such as China Miéville who shows them to be, in truth, indissoluble. So argues Freedman's inordinately readable and just as rigorous account of Miéville's major novels. Highly recommended. (Mark Bould, University of the West of England) Freedman offers a compelling interpretation of Miéville's novels informed equally by an impressive range of literary influences and a carefully documented exploration of historical antecedents. Seeing Miéville's genre hybridity as an illustration of the power of dialectical thinking, Freedman illuminates the complex utopian project of Miéville's fiction. Freedman is one of our finest critical voices on Miéville, one of the most important speculative writers of the 21st century. (Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside)

Book Hidden Topographies

Download or read book Hidden Topographies written by Raphael Zähringer and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines dystopian fiction’s recent paradigm shift towards urban dystopias. It links the dystopian tradition with the literary history of the novel, spatio-philosophical concepts against the backdrop of the spatial turn, and systems-theory. Five dystopian novels are discussed in great detail: China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station (2000) and The City & The City (2009), City of Bohane (2011) by Kevin Barry, John Berger’s Lilac and Flag (1992), and Divided Kingdom (2005) by Rupert Thomson. The book includes chapters on the literary history of the dystopian tradition, the referential interplay of maps and literature, urban spaces in literature, borders and transgressions, and on systems-theory as a tool for charting dystopian fiction. The result is a detailed overview of how dystopian fiction constantly adapts to – and reflects on – the actual world.

Book Popular Fiction and Spatiality

Download or read book Popular Fiction and Spatiality written by Lisa Fletcher and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-31 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume moves the debate about literature and geography in a new direction by showing the significance of spatial settings in the enormous and complex field of popular fiction. Approaching popular genres as complicated systems of meaning, the collected essays model key theoretical and critical approaches for interrogating the meaning of space and place across diverse genres, including crime, thrillers, fantasy, science fiction, and romance. Including topics such as classic English ghost stories, blockbuster Antarctic thrillers, prize-winning Montreal crime fiction, J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, and China Miéville’s Bas-Lag, among others, this book brings together analyses of the real-and-imagined settings of some of the most widely read authors and texts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how they have an immeasurable impact on our spatial awareness and imagination.

Book The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth Century English Novel

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth Century English Novel written by Robert L. Caserio and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twentieth-century English novel encompasses a vast body of work, and one of the most important and most widely read genres of literature. Balancing close readings of particular novels with a comprehensive survey of the last century of published fiction, this Companion introduces readers to more than a hundred major and minor novelists. It demonstrates continuities in novel-writing that bridge the century's pre- and post-War halves and presents leading critical ideas about English fiction's themes and forms. The essays examine the endurance of modernist style throughout the century, the role of nationality and the contested role of the English language in all its forms, and the relationships between realism and other fictional modes: fantasy, romance, science fiction. Students, scholars and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to the history of the English novel.

Book The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature written by Edward James and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-26 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first introduction to the whole field of modern fantasy literature in the English-speaking world.

Book Three Story Method  The Scene Archetype Handbook with ChatGPT Prompts

Download or read book Three Story Method The Scene Archetype Handbook with ChatGPT Prompts written by J. Thorn and published by Thorn Publishing. This book was released on with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 100% money-back guarantee! If “Three Story Method: The Scene Archetype Handbook with ChatGPT Prompts” doesn’t bust your writer’s block, I’ll give you your money back. Guaranteed. You don’t need AI to use “The Scene Archetype Handbook,” but you’ll be amazed at how it can transform your storytelling skills. Bestselling author J. Thorn invites you into a realm where age-old storytelling wisdom collides with modern AI ingenuity. Imagine harnessing the power of countless stories, filtered through the lens of ChatGPT, providing you with the archetypes to elevate your narrative to mesmerizing heights. It’s a symphony where human intuition orchestrates the might and memory of AI. In this unparalleled guide, you will discover: The foundational understanding of scene archetypes and how they can electrify your narrative. Ways to use ChatGPT to weave tales that resonate, echoing the classics while sounding a fresh, vibrant note. Secrets to deploy these archetypes across genres, ensuring your readers are hooked from page one. Techniques to morph your story using the combined might of AI and “The Scene Archetype Handbook,” crafting tales of depth, emotion, and pulse-pounding momentum. And so much more! This isn’t just a handbook—it’s a beacon. A light for those who craft tales, whether you’re penning an intimate character study or a sprawling epic. It’s an essential tool for both the rookie writer starting their journey and the seasoned author hunting for that extra jolt of inspiration. From the first glimmers of a plot to the triumphant culmination of your narrative, “The Scene Archetype Handbook” promises to be the co-pilot on your storytelling odyssey. Fuel your narrative. Supercharge your scenes. Let the archetypes guide you. Chart your course through the cosmos of storytelling with “The Scene Archetype Handbook.” Anchor your place in the evolution of storytelling—buy your copy now!

Book New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction

Download or read book New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction written by Donald M. Hassler and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveying the vast expanse of politically-charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear changes or progress, or from a continuous return to primitive realities of war, death and the competition for survival.

Book London in Contemporary British Fiction

Download or read book London in Contemporary British Fiction written by Nick Hubble and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-07-28 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary writers such as Peter Ackroyd, J.G. Ballard, John King, Ian McEwan, Will Self, Iain Sinclair and Zadie Smith have been registering the changes to the social and cultural London landscape for years. This volume brings together their vivid representations of the capital. Uniting the readings are themes such as relationship between the country and the city; the capacity of satirical forms to encompass the 'real London'; spatio-temporal transformations and emergences; the relationship between multiculturalism and universalism; the underground as the spatial equivalent of London's unconsciousness and the suburbs as the frontier of the future. The volume creates a framework for new approaches to the representation of London required by the unprecedented social uncertainties of recent years: an invaluable contribution to studies of contemporary writing about London.

Book Rhetorics of Fantasy

Download or read book Rhetorics of Fantasy written by Farah Mendlesohn and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy—portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal—that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author’s stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion. Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Miéville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams

Book Future Cities

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul Dobraszczyk
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2019-02-11
  • ISBN : 1789141044
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read book Future Cities written by Paul Dobraszczyk and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2019-02-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though reaching ever further toward the skies, today’s cities are overshadowed by multiple threats: climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our metropolitan way of life. The fundamental tool we use to make sense of these uncertain city futures is the imagination. Architects, artists, filmmakers, and fiction writers have long been inspired to imagine cities of the future, but their speculative visions tend to be seen very differently from scientific predictions: flights of fancy on the one hand versus practical reasoning on the other. In a digital age when the real and the fantastic coexist as near equals, it is especially important to know how these two forces are entangled, and how together they may help us best conceive of cities yet to come. Exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities—submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined, and salvaged—Future Cities teases out the links between speculation and reality, arguing that there is no clear separation between the two. In the Netherlands, prototype floating cities are already being built; Dubai’s recent skyscrapers resemble those of science-fiction cities of the past; while makeshift settlements built by the urban poor in the developing world are already like the dystopian cities of cyberpunk. Bringing together architecture, fiction, film, and visual art, Paul Dobraszczyk reconnects the imaginary city with the real, proposing a future for humanity that is firmly grounded in the present and in the diverse creative practices already at our fingertips.

Book British Literature in Transition  1980   2000

Download or read book British Literature in Transition 1980 2000 written by Eileen Pollard and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-20 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends from 1980-2000.

Book The Believer

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read book The Believer written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Cassette Books

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  • Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 476 pages

Download or read book Cassette Books written by Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Cityscapes of the Future

Download or read book Cityscapes of the Future written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-02-27 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction examines the central role played by urban spaces in science fictional narratives in diverse media from the literary to the ludic to cinematic.