China Miéville speaks with LQ editor Aidan Flax-Clark about craft, genre fiction, and the power of the supernatural over his books.
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We have always allowed our imaginations to create other worlds as expressions of our wildest dreams, hopes and fears. The story and present state of our speculations are explored by Erik Davis, China Miéville, Adam Roberts and Tricia Sullivan. Chair, Sam Leith.
Award-winning fantasy writer China Miéville reveals himself through his six favourite books in this new feature on The Guardian Books Podcast.
Climb in your Zeppelin, grab a self-burning book, and prepare for the first Incomparable Podcast, in which we discuss "The City and The City," "The Windup Girl," "For The Win," and more. Plus we mispronounce the names of writers.
The Incomparable Participants: Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell. The Incomparable Theme Song composed by Christopher Breen.
Prominently mentioned in this Incomparable episode:
- "The City & The City" by China Miéville
- "The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi
- "For the Win" by Cory Doctorow
- "Perdido Street Station" by China Miéville
- "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
- "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
- "Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest
- "The Gone-Away World" by Nick Harkaway
- "Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi
- "Tongues of Serpents" by Naomi Novik
- "The Dream of Perpetual Motion" by Dexter Palmer
- "A Storm of Swords" by George R.R. Martin
- "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood
- "The Yiddish Policeman’s Union" by Michael Chabon
- "Bitter Seeds" by Ian Tregillis
- "The Adamantine Palace" by Stephen Deas
- "Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde
- "Fables" by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina
In this week’s podcast, in honour of the chaos caused by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, we’re talking about the apocalypse in literature.
We speak to Simon Winchester, author of Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, about volcanoes past, present and – most worryingly – future, and SF blogger Damien Walter and Guardian writer Xan Brooks join Sarah Crown in the studio to discuss the genesis and status of the disaster novel.
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester Kraken by China Miéville The Stand by Stephen King The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham "There Will Come Soft Rains" (story from the collection The Martian Chronicles) by Ray Bradbury