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INTL BOOKRING The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville

It's China Miéville's birthday today, and I've decided to offer one of his latest Weird Fiction novellas as a bookring: The Last Days of New Paris.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14166431

A thriller of war that never was—of survival in an impossible city—of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new.

“Beauty will be convulsive. . . .”

1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer—and occult disciple—Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever.

1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts—and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse.

But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties—to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

[Amazon Editorial Review]

This paperback weighs 310 g.
Please state your shipping preferences, and I'll see what I can do!

Participants:
SerendipityN (Germany; intl shipping okay)
Blue_berry (UK; EU shipping)
sharlan (Sweden; intl shipping okay)
BaiLong (China; intl shipping)
Jotka (Germany; intl shipping)


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It's China Miéville's birthday today, and I've decided to offer one of his latest Weird Fiction novellas as a bookring: The Last Days of New Paris.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14166431/

A thriller of war that never was—of survival in an impossible city—of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new.

“Beauty will be convulsive. . . .”

1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer—and occult disciple—Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever.

1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts—and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse.

But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties—to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

[Amazon Editorial Review]

This paperback weighs 310 g.
Please state your shipping preferences, and I'll see what I can do!

Participants:
SerendipityN (Germany; intl shipping okay)
Blue_berry (UK; EU shipping)
sharlan (Sweden; intl shipping okay)
BaiLong (China; intl shipping)
Jotka (Germany; intl shipping)


...back to anathema-device (Austria)
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I'll ship internationally.
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Welcome! You're first on the list. I'll wait until we get some more participants and then send the book off to Germany! :)
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Sounds fascinating! I would like to join please; I'm in the UK and can post to Europe.
Thank you!
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Hi and welcome! I hope you'll like it. The world-building is definitely fascinating. (Living art!)
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I don't need to join but just wanted to say I LOVED this book. Hope many people join up for this ring and find out they are Mieville fans!
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Wow, sounds like quite a read - I'd very much like to join the ring. I'm in Sweden and would prefer EU shipping.
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Come in, come in, the more the merrier! :)

With a list of three participants so far, I might just start the book on its journey later this week. Let's see who else shows up.
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The book is on its way to SerendipityN!

...Anyone else interested? Come in, come in!
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Anyone want to join? We're still open!
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...for more visibility in case some more people want to join.
International shipping is still possible!
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If you want to join but live outside the EU, please contact me and we'll figure something out. :)
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Well, if someone is ready to ship to China, I'm interested. I can ship international.
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I said EU postage before, but hey, I'll ship to China. : )
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Anyone else interested...?
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I'm in Germany and can send international.
I'm reading at the moment one of his books. They are really good.
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Glad to hear from another fan. Hope you'll like this one too. (It's a bit different, and/but very enjoyable and inspiring, in my view.)

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