You may think his prose is as heavy as an anvil. Or that he uses lots of big words to show off. But one thing you cannot deny is that China Miéville has one hell of a remarkable imagination.This short story is just an example. This guy's writing is so distinctive as to be nearly unique. I think he could write a menu and make it interesting. The more I read of him the more convinced I am of his talent. And vote China for the 2012 Hugo! This concludes this public service announcement.