The multi-award-winning China Mieville has been called 'the equal of David Mitchell or Zadie Smith' (Scotland on Sunday), a writer whose 'inventiveness and precision is awesome' (Independent), and who writes with 'an imagination of immense power' (Guardian). In these twenty-eight short stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look t up at the stars but down at the Earth. Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, Three Moments of an Explosion is a breath-taking collection that poses searching questions of what it is to be human in an unquiet world. It is a humane and unsentimental investigation of our society, our world, and ourselves.
China Mieville is a three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. He is the author of many books, including The City & The City, Embassytown and Perdido Street Station. He is also the author of the short story collection Looking for Jake and Other Stories, and the novellas This Census-Taker and The Last Days of New Paris. He lives and works in London.
Runner-up for Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2016.