china mieville's the scar

I forgive Kevin for getting me started on The Series That Gets Worse and Will Never End, because he also introduced me to My Man China!
The sort of sequal, but not really, to Perdido Street Station, The Scar is more of the same China brilliance. Wonderful world full of interesting humanoid lifeforms, the best blend of "science" and "magic", classically human politics, and a cool story, interesting characters, and vivid location.

1 comment:

Ren said...

Yeah, the first chapter of Iron Council was in the back of The Scar. Looks good so far. Let us know. I doubt I'll buy the hardcover, so either send it to me when you're done, or I'll get the softcover in July.