Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Reviewed by David Hannon
"China Mieville has a B.A. in social anthropology from Cambridge University; he also has held a Frank Knox fellowship at Harvard, has a master's with distinction and a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. thesis was published as a book entitled Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law. So, there you have it: China Mieville is a very bright human being. Luckily for the science-fiction community, he has chosen their world to bestow his considerable talents upon. He describes his writing as 'weird fiction' ? I'd simply call it amazing..." Read the entire Powells.com review.