Dystopian Author Quotes

March 15, 2020
I like the idea of trying to write a book in every genre.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#58

China Mieville I like the idea of trying to write a book in every genre.
March 15, 2020
Ever since I was two, I've loved octopuses, monsters, abandoned buildings.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#57

China Mieville Ever since I was two, I’ve loved octopuses, monsters, abandoned buildings.
March 15, 2020
I don't like allegory.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#56

China Mieville I don’t like allegory.
March 15, 2020
But I do think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#55

China Mieville But I do think it’s important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong […]
March 15, 2020
I think the role of science fiction is not at all to prophesy. I think it is to tell interesting, vivid, strange stories that at their best are dreamlike intense versions and visions of today.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#54

China Mieville I think the role of science fiction is not at all to prophesy. I think it is to tell interesting, vivid, strange stories that […]
March 15, 2020
I love it when people want to interpret my books.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#53

China Mieville I love it when people want to interpret my books.
March 15, 2020
I differ with myself then agree, like the rock that was broken and cemented together. I change my opinion.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#52

China Mieville I differ with myself then agree, like the rock that was broken and cemented together. I change my opinion.
March 15, 2020
I remember vividly what it's like to read as a 10-year-old - that passionate inhabiting of a book.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#51

China Mieville I remember vividly what it’s like to read as a 10-year-old – that passionate inhabiting of a book.
March 15, 2020
I'd never understood the injunction not to regret anything, couldn't see how that wasn't cowardice.

China Mieville Dystopian Author Quotes#50

China Mieville I’d never understood the injunction not to regret anything, couldn’t see how that wasn’t cowardice.