The Dusty Hat

FICTION by China Miéville I have to talk to you about the man we saw, the man in the dusty hat. I know you remember. Stop for a moment. I know you have a thousand questions, starting with Where have I been? What I want to start with is the man in the hat.

The Limits of Utopia

by China Miéville Dystopias infect official reports. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) demands a shift in our emissions by a third to avoid utter disaster. KPMG, in the leaden chattiness of corporate powerpoint-ese, sees the same horizon. NASA part-funds a report warning that systemic civilizational collapse ‘is difficult to avoid.’ We may quibble

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