Friday, April 28, 2017

May 17: China Mieville at Politics and Prose bookstore

For reference on his comic work: - he did a long Dial H for Hero run for DC Comics.

China Mieville - October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781784782771
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Verso - May 9th, 2017

Presenting the Russian Revolution as both a landmark political event and as a breathtaking story, Miéville, author of London's Overthrow and Between Equal Rights, along with fiction that has won the Hugo, World Fantasy, and Arthur C. Clarke awards, gives a detailed and vivid rundown of how an autocratic monarchy became the world's first socialist state in just nine months. It happened in two stages, starting with the February Revolution, which rid the country of the Tsar and installed a Provisional Government. Consisting largely of members of the former imperialist Duma, this Provisional Government was itself overturned in October, after Socialists consolidated power via the Soviets, or workers' councils. Miéville captures the era's chaos as well as its exhilaration.

Miéville will be in conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including Nickel and Dimed.

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