Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. It’s been years since I read China Miéville, but I’m very curious about this one:
THE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS is an intense and gripping tale set in an alternative universe: June 1940 following Paris’ fall to the Germans, the villa of Air-Bel in Marsailles, is filled with Trotskyists, anti-fascists, exiled artists, and surrealists. One Air-Bel dissident decides the best way to fight the Nazis is to construct a surrealist bomb. When the bomb is accidentally detonated, surrealist Cataclysm sweeps Paris and transforms it according to a violent, weaponized dream logic.
The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville. Releases in August 2016 from Del Rey. Not much of a description, but any China Miéville fan probably doesn’t care: you’re going to read it no matter what it’s about. I love the idea of a “surrealist bomb”, and I’m very curious to see how this author is going to handle alternate history. (Although I have to say the blurry letters on the cover are making my head hurt:-0)
Let me know what you’re waiting on!