Looking for Jake and Other Stories
by China Mieville
Macmillan Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 1405048301
Date: 02 September, 2005 List Price £17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The first collection from China Mieville, and one that reveals the shadowy and highly imaginative depths of one of the genre's hottest talents. Looking For Jake contains thirteen shorts and the novella, The Tain originally published as a limited edition by PS Publishing . Highlights include Reports of Certain Events in London - a brilliant piece of dark and playful meta-fiction and Familiar, a stomach-churning story that makes one truly fear what might be lurking in the rubbish tips of London. The city - and London in particular remains a central fascination in Mieville's work, always prominent and always frightening. This collection will doubtless receive a lot of deserved attention. Highly recommended.