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Refers to the author China Miéville and his works. Miéville has written numerous novels and short stories, as well as some comics and source material for role-playing games.

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Is China Miéville still planning a return to Bas-Lag?

In his 2007 interview for Dragon Magazine Issue 352, China Miéville stated that after the critical/public response to Iron Council he felt it was important to take a break from stories set in Bas-Lag ...
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Is Bas-Lag round or flat?

In Hedrigall's description of He makes two seemingly conflicting statements, he first says "Below That? Then the void." suggesting that the world is in fact flat and the scar cuts right ...
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Do we know the history of Bas Lag

I have just finished reading China Miéville's Bas-Lag sequence of novels and am wondering if there are any short stories or interviews with the author where he states definitively what the history of ...
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Where are Beszel and Ul Qoma?

I'm currently rereading "The City and The City", by China Mieville. This is a New Weird crime fiction novel set in two cities/city-states (Beszel and Ul Qoma) in SE Europe which occupy the same ...
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Does Bellis Coldwine appear in Perdido Street Station?

In The Scar by China Miéville one of the major viewpoint characters is Bellis Coldwine, who is leaving the city in the wake of the events of Perdido Street Station. She is described as an ex-...
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What is the population of Bas-Lag?

China Miéville's novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council have all been set in the fictional world of Bas-Lag, which has a long history with numerous empires and societies and several ...
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Does Orciny actually exist?

In “The City & The City" by China Mieville, we seem to learn very little of this (possibly fictitious) third city. Is there any evidence that it really exists in the story or is it purely ...
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did Uther Doul manipulate the Brucolac into mutiny? If so, what was the point?

So In China Mieville's 'The Scar', Uther Doul's behavior in many ways contributes to the Brucolac's decision to commit mutiny, making it seem like Doul manipulated the Brucolac into it. Firstly, the ...
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Reading order of the Bas-Lag books by China Miéville

I know that the Bas-Lag books are not connected to each other, but I'm still worrying that I'll "miss" something if I start with The Scar instead of Perdido Street Station. The reason I want to start ...
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How did Uther Doul capture The Brucolac?

The Brucolac is an old, extremely powerful ab-dead. The Lieutenants he created are, by themselves, physically superior to even small groups of armed, ready, trained guards, yet it was mentioned that ...
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Who feeds New Crobuzon?

China Miéville's Bas-Lag novels (Perdido Street Station, The Scar, Iron Council) is fantasy with realistic political and economic structures. So I don't expect the city of New Crobuzon to be isolated: ...
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