A Paean to the Power of Music: A Review of China Miéville’s King Rat

I can squeeze between buildings through spaces you can’t even see. I can walk behind you so close my breath raises gooseflesh on your neck and you won’t hear me. I can hear the muscles in your eyes contract when your pupils dilate. I can feed off your filth and live in your house andContinue reading “A Paean to the Power of Music: A Review of China Miéville’s King Rat”

Alien Linguistics at the Frontier: A Review of China Miéville’s Embassytown

We speak now or I do, and others do. You’ve never spoken before. You will. You’ll be able to say how the city is a pit and a hill and a standard and an animal that hunts and a vessel on the sea and the sea and how we are fish in it, not likeContinue reading “Alien Linguistics at the Frontier: A Review of China Miéville’s Embassytown”

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