An English writer born in 1972. China Miéville is best known for his Fantasy work, much of which has won or been nominated for the [[UsefulNotes/ArthurCClarkeAward Arthur C. Clarke Award]] or the UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward at some time or another.

He purposefully avoids writing [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien-esque]] fantasy, preferring to [[DeconstructorFleet invent his own sorts of worlds and fantasy creatures]]. Miéville used to be a huge ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' fan, and occasionally references it in his works.

As well as his prose work, he wrote the comic series ''Dial H'', a DarkerAndEdgier reworking of the ''Comicbook/DialHForHero'' mythos belonging to Creator/DCComics, which got cancelled after 16 issues.

!!His works include:
* [[Literature/BasLagCycle The Bas-Lag Cycle]]
** ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation''
** ''Literature/TheScar''
** ''Literature/IronCouncil''
* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheCity''
* ''Literature/{{Embassytown}}''
* ''Literature/KingRat''
* ''Literature/{{Kraken}}''
* ''Literature/LookingForJake''
* ''Literature/{{Railsea}}''
* ''Literature/ThreeMomentsOfAnExplosion''
* ''Literature/ThisCensusTaker''
* ''Literature/TheLastDaysOfNewParis''
* ''Literature/UnLunDun''

!!Tropes associated with China Miéville

* AuthorTract: Not [[{{egregious}} egregiously]] so, but Iron Council could be read as a passionate espousal of his revolutionary socialist political beliefs.
* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: The [[Literature/BasLagCycle Bas-Lag cycle]] is particularly indicted here...
* BlackAndGreyMorality: And when it's not...
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* CreatorThumbprint: Pretty much his entire oeuvre is [[Literature/PerdidoStreetStation one]] [[{{Literature/Kraken}} great]] [[Literature/IronCouncil big]] [[Literature/TheScar twisted]] [[Literature/UnLunDun love]] [[Literature/BasLagCycle letter]] to the city of London.
* DeconstructorFleet
* EldritchAbomination: The creature from "Details".
* NewWeird: Possibly the most successful example of the whole genre.
* PurpleProse: Miéville writes beautiful, if [[PurpleProse purple]], prose. There's a fine line between "purple" and "exquisite." Although he has gotten less purple lately... more a pale lilac. At least he's stopped using 'ineluctable' every ten pages.
** Miéville writes [[http://weirdfictionreview.com/2012/03/china-mieville-and-monsters-unsatisfy-me-frustrate-me-i-beg-you/ in defense of purple prose]]:
-->"I think for a lot of people who don’t read pulp growing up, there’s a real surprise that the particular kind of Pulp Modernism of a certain kind of lush PurpleProse isn’t necessarily a failure or a mistake, but is [[JustifiedTrope part of the fabric of the story and what makes it weird]]. There’s a big default notion that “spare”, or “precise” prose is somehow better. I keep insisting to them that while such prose is completely legitimate, it’s in no way intrinsically more accurate, more relevant, or better than lush prose."
* SteamPunk
* UrbanFantasy: Even works not set on Earth are generally set in a fantasy analogue of [[VictorianLondon London]].