China Mieville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell and Philip K. Dick. His novel Embassytown was a first and widely praised foray into science fiction.
You can't talk about Mieville without using the word "brilliant".
-- Ursula Le Guin * Guardian *
Mieville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination. * Financial Times *
One of our most important writers. * Independent on Sunday *
Mieville - twice winner of the British Fantasy Award and three times winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award - is head and shoulders above other writers in this genre. * The Times *