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Miéville’s New Literary Movements

Amazon’s new Omnivoracious blog has a guest post by author China Miéville, discussing five literary movements that haven’t happened yet (he suggests naming the movements in advance and then writing books to fit them, which certainly would save a lot of time). He includes tips to help writers exploring a particular movement sound more erudite and avant-garde.

What to say: ‘Fiction of justice beyond an eschatological horizon is exoneration.’

What not to say: ‘Will Smith sucked but overgrown New York looked kewl.’

I particularly like his “Noird” category, although I was sort of under the impression that that’s what he already writes.

Link (via Big Dumb Object)

Posted in Books & Authors June 19th, 2009 by Chip
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