“Mieville moves effortlessly into the first division of those who use the tools and weapons of the fantastic to define and create the fiction of the coming century”.
Neil Gaiman wrote this little endorsement on China Mievilles “Perdido Street Station” (which I’m currently reading). My hopes for this little supplemental text piece was initially to have Neil write something similar on “Anyone for Rhubarb?”. I could even have made do with a subtle change of certain words – Mieville for Christian Henry and the tools and weapons of the fantastic for wicked awesomeness for instance. Sadly and for reasons still unknown, one of which was that I made no attempt whatsoever to contact him, it wasn’t to be. Perhaps next week. Neil and I are great friends in my imagination, so it’s probably mostly a matter of time.