China Miéville is the author of October: The Story of the Russian Revolution as well as This Census-Taker, Three Moments of an Explosion, Railsea, Embassytown, Kraken, The City & The City, and Perdido Street Station. His works have won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times). He lives and works in London.
If you feel a burning hatred toward our unjust social order, writes China Mieville, don’t run from it. Such hate for a system that immiserates vast swaths of humanity is just and necessary.
China Mieville on gothic Marxism, the Right’s strange appropriation of trick-or-treating, and socialists’ historic defense of the flagrantly imaginary.
The story of November 7, 1917 — the day the Bolsheviks changed world history.
An excerpt from China Miéville’s new book, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution.