Per­dido Stree t Sta­tion China Miéville, 2000

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The new weird didn’t re­ally ex­ist as a co­her­ent literary move­ment, so it’s some­how strangely ap­pro­pri­ate that it nev­er­the­less casts such a shadow over con­tem­po­rary SFF. As for its key text, look no fur­ther than China Miéville’s first Bas- Lag novel, a dark fan­tasy that owes debts to Mervyn Peake, steam­punk, HP Love­craft and the 1960s new wave, yet tran­scends these in­flu­ences.

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