China Mieville is an English author of fantasy, steampunk and New Weird fiction novels and stories as well as non-fiction books. He has won the Arthur C. Clark, British Fantasy, Locus, Hugo, Kitschies and World Fantasy awards multiple times each. Although China is mostly associated with fantasy genre (and the like), he has said he intends to write a novel in each genre. He has his B.A. in social anthropology and his Master’s and Ph.D in international relations.

China Mieville made his debut as a published author in 1998 with the standalone novel King Rat. Below is a list of China Mieville’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of New Crobuzon Books

Perdido Street Station (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scar (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Iron Council (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Dial H: The New 52 Graphic Novels

Dial H, Vol. 1 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dial H, Vol. 2 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

King Rat (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Un Lun Dun (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The City & the City (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kraken (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Embassytown (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Railsea (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Census-Taker (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Days of New Paris (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Elsewhere (With: Keanu Reeves) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Tain (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reports of Certain Events in London (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Details (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Looking for Jake (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Moments of an Explosion (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Worst Breakfast (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Between Equal Rights (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War With No End (With: Arundhati Roy) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Planets (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
London's Overthrow (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
October (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Brit-pulp!(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cities(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children of Cthulhu(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Breaking Windows(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Horror 17(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nineteenth Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New Weird(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Recent Weird(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Library Book(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bestiary(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
2001: An Odyssey in Words(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Outcast Hours(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Cities also has stories by Peter Crowther, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Moorcock and Geoff Ryman.Breaking Windows also includes stories by Barrington J. Bayley, Michael Moorcock, James Sallis and Jeff VanderMeer. The Bestiary also has stories by Rikki Ducornet, Karen Lord, Dexter Palmer, Vandana Singh, Karin Tidbeck and Catherynne M. Valente.

War with No End also includes contributions by John Berger, Naomi Klein, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy, Joe Sacco, Ahdaf Soueif and Haifa Zangana. Red Planets was co-authored by Mark Bould. The Library Book also has contributions from Alan Bennett, Ann Cleeves, Seth Godin, Susan Hill, Tom Holland, Val McDermid, Lucy Mangan, Caitlin Moran, Kate Mosse, Julie Myerson, Bali Rai, Lionel Shriver and Hardeep Kohli Singh.

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China Mieville Synopsis: King Rat is a standalone title by China Mieville. There is something stirring in London’s dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond’s father, and now it is Saul who must pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into Saul’s prison cell and leads him towards freedom. A shadow called King Rat, who reveals Saul’s royal heritage, a heritage that opens a new world to Saul, the world below London’s streets – a heritage that also drags Saul into King Rat’s plan for revenge against his ancient enemy. With drum ‘n’ bass pounding the backstreets, Saul must confront the forces that would use him, the forces that would destroy him, and the forces that shape his own bizarre identity.

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