Satori is a big fan of self proclaimed "weird fiction" author China Miéville, especially his "Bas-Lag" series. (Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council)
His character development and sociopolitical commentary are really intense and his epic stories are insanely immersive.
Of course I'd love to get into greater depth with other fans, but the real point in starting this topic is to let others know about an event tonight (5/26/09) here in NYC.
CHINA MIÉVILLE will be appearing to sign and discuss his new book, The City & The City.
Barnes & Noble
Union Square, 33 E. 17th Street
Talk, Q&A, Signing, Musical Performance
I'll be there.