Fofo’s #CBR4 Review #12: Kraken by China Miéville
Target: China Miéville’s Kraken: An Anatomy
Profile: Speculative Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Metafantasy
If Perdido Street Station was an angry letter from Miéville to the world, reminding us that fantasy didn’t have to be simple or stupid, Kraken is his love letter to his geeky fans. The book is chockablock with references to the best cult science fiction, fantasy and pop culture memes that make up the vocabulary of nerds everywhere. What is amazing is that even though Kraken isn’t overtly trying to be one of Miéville’s smart novels, it is still an incredibly witty approach to urban fantasy that anyone will appreciate. It’s just that geeks will get it a little better.