Looking for Jake

Looking for Jake

by China Mieville
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Looking for Jake by China Mieville

What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling, often shocking, intensity. Now from this brilliant young writer comes a groundbreaking collection of stories, many of them previously unavailable in the United States, and including four never-before-published tales–one set in Miéville’s signature fantasy world of New Crobuzon. Among the fourteen superb fictions are

“Jack”–Following the events of his acclaimed novel Perdido Street Station, this tale of twisted attachment and horrific revenge traces the rise and fall of the Remade Robin Hood known as Jack Half-a-Prayer.

“Familiar”–Spurned by its creator, a sorceress’s familiar embarks on a strange and unsettling odyssey of self-discovery in a coming-of-age story like no other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345476074
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2005
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 564,588
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

China Miéville is the author of numerous books, including This Census-Taker, Three Moments of an Explosion, Railsea, Embassytown, Kraken, The City & The City, and Perdido Street Station. His works have won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times). He lives and works in London.

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Looking for Jake 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The award winning horror and fantasy novelist provides a powerful anthology that runs the gamut of speculative fiction. The collection consists of ten works previously published in the last few years in varying publications and five new tales. One story is a graphic short (¿On the Way to the Front¿), but that was not available for review. Another The Tain is more a short novella while the author breaks the wall as China Mieville is a key character in ¿Reports of Certain Events in London¿ the title now feels eerie even unrelated to the latest horrifying terrorist ahole BS. Though most are set in London, fans who know Iron Council and Perdido Street Station will appreciate that ¿Jack¿ is set in that same realm of New Crobuzon. Each tale is well written, filled with suspense and grips the audience with a sense that nothing is quite the way it first seems, which turns out to be true. Though China Mieville imbues messages including an anti war theme in his submissions that never slows or take away from the entertainment of a fine compilation. --- Harriet Klausner
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Sits next to him "Hey!" She layed her head on his shoulder.... Brook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 12. Srry. I was swimming with my friends all day at his brothers house. What state do u live in? (Ignore the spy, he doesnt know me)