A dream-logic London squid riff: an interview with China Miéville (part one)

China Miéville’s Kraken (Aus, US, UK) is savvy, exuberant, sci-fantastical fiction – a novel about a stolen giant squid and the ensuing adventures of museum curator Billy Harrow. It’s a super-fun read, set in a richly imaginative alternate London, filled with sassy, dirty, sweet, dangerous and apparitious characters. It was great to be able to have … Continue reading A dream-logic London squid riff: an interview with China Miéville (part one)

Trying out a fantasy series… Cassandra Clare's City of Bones, Mortal Instruments: Book One

City of Bones Mortal Instruments: Book One Cassandra Clare 9781406307627 Walker Books, 2007 (Books Two and Three also available - Aus, US) What drew me to Cassandra Clare's City of Bones - the first in the 'Mortal Instruments' series - was the potential of 'urban fantasy'. There are certain aesthetic things I like about the … Continue reading Trying out a fantasy series… Cassandra Clare's City of Bones, Mortal Instruments: Book One