Thursday, May 28, 2009

China Mieville in Cambridge on June 3rd

Didn't even know he had a new book coming out until I just got an e-mail from Harvard Book Store about his upcomming talk... looks like tickets cost $5 and you can get 'em online here or at the store. With Stephenson, they allowed you to use the price as a discount but I see no indication of that in their posting, so I wouldn't count on it.

The book blurb:
When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own. This is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a shift in perception, a seeing of the unseen.
Not sure I'm going to go... I like his writing, and he seems like a pretty interesting guy, but I don't feel the need to get a signed copy of his latest book. We'll see.