Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm not going to make it

I'm halfway through Iron Council now, and I can't stop reading it. I had hoped that it would last long enough to hold me over until May, when Mieville's The City and the City is released. But it's not going to happen. What am I supposed to do until May? I guess I'll have to read King Rat for the tenth time...

I would like to write something regarding race and gender in Mieville's stories, though I am finding it to be a difficult endeavor, since many races are not human, and gender is just as fluid as race in his novels. I guess this is a good thing, and is refreshing considering the other literature I have been exposed to recently, but I'm wondering if these issues are still present in Mieville's works, just more hidden.

Anyway, I'll be counting down the days until I claim my copy of The City and the City, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I only wish that Mieville would write faster.