1% done with Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Miéville

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories - China Miéville


The first few opening sentences of this one has me thinking that I'm perhaps going to get annoyed...


The demolition is sponsored by a burger company. Everyone is used, now, to rotvertising, the spelling of brand names and the reproduction of hip product logos in the mottle and decay of subtly gene-tweaked decomposition - Apple paying for the breakdown of apples, the bitten-fruit sigil becoming visible on mouldy cores. Explosion marketing is new. Stuff the right nanos into squibs and missiles so the blasts of war machines inscribe BAE and Raytheon's names in fire on the sky above the cities those companies ignite.


I almost want to close the book without even turning to page 2.