Apr 22 2011 12:22pm

China Miéville Tours in Support of Embassytown

Bestselling author China Miéville (Perdido Street Station, The City & The City, does he really need an introduction on this site?) is doing a series of events across the U.S. and in Canada to support his latest novel. As engaging in conversation as his fiction is to read, you owe it to yourself to check out Miéville if he comes to your town. Especially for Embassytown, the author’s first foray into science fiction.

Tues., 5/24 – Harvard Bookstore,* Cambridge, MA @ 6:00pm
*Note: This is a ticketed event held at the Brattle Theater. Buy tickets here.

Wed., 5/25 - Toadstool Bookshop, Lorden Plaza, Milford, NH @ 7:00pm

Thurs., 5/26 - World’s Biggest Bookstore, Toronto, ON @7:00pm

Sat. 5/28 – University Bookstore, Seattle, WA @ 7:00pm

Sun., 5/29 – Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, OR @ 4:00pm

Tues., 5/31 – Barnes & Noble, Roseville, MN @ 7:00pm

Wed., 6/1 – WORD Bookstore,* Brooklyn, NY @ 8:00pm
*Note: This is a ticketed event held at Public Assembly. Purchase tickets here.


Embassytown will be released by Del Rey on May 17th. Visit the author’s blog at Lastly, read an all-new standalone short story, “Covehithe” over at The Guardian.

Theresa DeLucci will see you at Public Assembly on June 1st. Check back soon for her review of Embassytown.

David Rodriguez
1. strakul
All the events are at latitudes higher than 40...
Wish I could attend, but I'm stuck in Los Angeles those dates. Maybe next time!
Joseph Kingsmill
2. JFKingsmill16
I wish the people scheduling these tours would realize there are other cities on the east coast besides New York and Boston... Ugh

No love for Philly
That should probably be Toronto ON, not Toronto, California.
4. BaronJonah
Also-China Mieville is doing THIS event at Chop Suey in Seattle, should be amazing:
Theresa DeLucci
5. theresa_delucci
I dunno, I saw China Mieville read with Japanther @B&N Union Square and it was incredibly awkward. Not China's part, but the jarring hipster band. The moderator interviewed them and asked what they thought of fantastic fiction and writing and they just seemed to have no idea who they were performing with. They kept referring to China as "that guy." Weird. Hopefully Tomten is better!
Teresa Jusino
6. TeresaJusino
@theresa_delucci - I'm hoping to go to the 6/1 reading, too! I've never read China Mieville, but now that he's written his first sci-fi book, I feel like now's the perfect time to jump into his work and see what's up. :) I'm very much looking forward to it, as I've been reading his blog and watching interviews with him, and think he's just such a cool guy. (also hot) :)
7. Kevin K.
How about the Bay Area?

I've seen China at numerous appearances in Berkeley, CA over the years, and they've always been well attended. We've been without China since The City and The City! Bring him back to us, please? :)

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