China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station and The City & The City, joins us to discuss Dungeons & Dragons, international relations, and his recent science fiction novel Embassytown.
Embassytown is a breakneck tale of suspense about weird philosophy and a deeply alien culture. It's disturbing and beautiful by turns. And yes - China Miéville's new novel is one of his best.
Can't wait to read China Miéville's first foray into hard space opera? Neither can we. So we're thrilled that the first chapter is already available for free online, at Pan MacMillan UK's site.
China Miéville's novel Embassytown is all about communication with an alien race, on a distant planet. So it makes sense that the newly revealed cover shows letters falling on a luminescent cityscape.