Thursday, September 09, 2004

China Mieville, "An End to Hunger"

The Register publishes a China Mieville story for everyone to read. It's called "An End to Hunger" and it comes from the book The New English Library Book of Internet Stories.
The story is based around Web sites like this one that offer seemingly easy ways to help feed the poor. In the story, the characters find out there's a little more behind the Web site than a few liberal do-gooders.
The story is slight. It's a chance for Mieville to make a few political points while using a pulp horror narrative. It's an enjoyable story, even if doesn't rank with Mieville stories like "The Tain" or "Details."

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