Now that the wonderfully weird author China Mi√©ville has a new book out‚ÄĒwith another one coming later this year!‚ÄĒhe‚Äôs doing some press. And there‚Äôs a feature in the Guardian where he recommends some things he‚Äôs been watching, reading, and listening to lately.

These include Crumbs, a post-apocalyptic film in which ‚Äúa dilapidated spaceship hangs above an Ethiopia of ghost towns, discarded tat, peculiar Nazis and a combative Santa Claus;‚ÄĚ Satellites by Caitl√≠n Doherty, a book of poetry about the Space Race and Laika the first dog in space; and Animal Money by Michael Cisco, a weird novel about sentient cash. Pictured above: Sp√≠c√≠ by the Czech surrealist artist Toyen, whose art Mi√©ville recommends jetting to Prague to check out. (Probably too late, alas.)

Read all of Miéville’s recommendations, and plan yourself a weirdly entertaing week, over at the Guardian.

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