I've been seeing China Mieville's name pop up in various discussions and, although I'm not familiar with his work, the name kept ringing bells, and I just discovered he's the author of the short story I've been reading (now and again) from McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories. I read tidbits of these stories in between other things, and I've been very impressed with the short stories I've read in these particular (McSweeney's) anthologies. The title of this story is "Reports of Certain Events in London," and it was intriguing to me from the very beginning, because of the way it was pieced together. Having finally finished it, I can tell you, it's the first short story I've been immediately determined to revisit and try and understand how he's pieced the puzzle together in this very interesting way. Because it's a little hard to find the various places here where I've noticed his name mentioned before, I'd be delighted to hear from those of you Mieville fans what books or stories of his you think are especially good. Thanks.