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Three Moments of an Explosion - Stories

China Miéville

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus Reviews • The fiction of multiple award-winning author China Miéville is powered by intelligence and imagination. Like George Saunders, Karen Russell, and David Mitchell, he pulls from a variety of genres with equal facility, employing the fantastic not to escape from reality but instead to interrogate it in provocative, unexpected ways. London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse's bones-designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to . . . what? Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the twenty-eight stories in this collection-many published here for the first time. By turns speculative, satirical, and heart-wrenching, fresh in form and language, and featuring a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face-to-face with the deep weirdness of the world-and at times the deeper weirdness of themselves-Three Moments of an Explosion is a fitting showcase for one of literature's most original voices. Praise for Three Moments of an Explosion "China Miéville is dazzling. His latest collection of short stories, Three Moments of an Explosion, crowds virtuosity into every sentence."-The New York Times "You can't talk about [China] Miéville without using the word 'brilliant.' . . . His wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing."-Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian "[A] gripping collection . . . Miéville expertly mixes science fiction, fantasy and surrealism. . . . Amid the longer stories are more cerebral, poetic flash pieces that will haunt the reader beyond the pages of this exceptional book."-The Washington Post "The stories shine . . . with a winking brilliance."-The Seattle Times "M

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus Reviews • The fiction of multiple award-winning author China Miéville is powered by intelligence and imagination. Like George Saunders, Karen Russell, and David Mitchell, he pulls from a variety of genres with equal facility, employing the fantastic not to escape from reality but instead to interrogate it in provocative, unexpected ways. London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse's bones-designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to . . . what? Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the twenty-eight stories in this collection-many published here for the first time. By turns speculative, satirical, and heart-wrenching, fresh in form and language, and featuring a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face-to-face with the deep weirdness of the world-and at times the deeper weirdness of themselves-Three Moments of an Explosion is a fitting showcase for one of literature's most original voices. Praise for Three Moments of an Explosion "China Miéville is dazzling. His latest collection of short stories, Three Moments of an Explosion, crowds virtuosity into every sentence."-The New York Times "You can't talk about [China] Miéville without using the word 'brilliant.' . . . His wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing."-Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian "[A] gripping collection . . . Miéville expertly mixes science fiction, fantasy and surrealism. . . . Amid the longer stories are more cerebral, poetic flash pieces that will haunt the reader beyond the pages of this exceptional book."-The Washington Post "The stories shine . . . with a winking brilliance."-The Seattle Times "M
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus Reviews • The fiction of multiple award-winning author China Miéville is powered by intelligence and imagination. Like George Saunders, Karen Russell, and David Mitchell, he pulls from a variety of genres with equal facility, employing the fantastic not to escape from reality but instead to interrogate it in provocative, unexpected ways. London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse's bones-designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to . . . what? Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the twenty-eight stories in this collection-many published here for the first time. By turns speculative, satirical, and heart-wrenching, fresh in form and language, and featuring a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face-to-face with the deep weirdness of the world-and at times the deeper weirdness of themselves-Three Moments of an Explosion is a fitting showcase for one of literature's most original voices. Praise for Three Moments of an Explosion "China Miéville is dazzling. His latest collection of short stories, Three Moments of an Explosion, crowds virtuosity into every sentence."-The New York Times "You can't talk about [China] Miéville without using the word 'brilliant.' . . . His wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing."-Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian "[A] gripping collection . . . Miéville expertly mixes science fiction, fantasy and surrealism. . . . Amid the longer stories are more cerebral, poetic flash pieces that will haunt the reader beyond the pages of this exceptional book."-The Washington Post "The stories shine . . . with a winking brilliance."-The Seattle Times "M

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Hillary Huber, MacLeod Andrews

Length:

14h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:05


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:45


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:28


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:23


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:57


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:43


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:49


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:41


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:00


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:25


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:56


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:15


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:35


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:00


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:57


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:37


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:10


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:56


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:53


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:24


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:09


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:52


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:36


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:16


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:25


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:45


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:31


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:29


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:14


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:09


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:23


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:02


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:48


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:43


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:45


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:03


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:37


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:29


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

00:27