Verso buys Miéville on Russian revolution

Verso buys Miéville on Russian revolution

Science fiction and fantasy novelist China Miéville is to make a rare foray into non-fiction to pen a “labour of love” history of the Russian revolution for indie press Verso.

Editor Sebastian Budgen bought world rights to October: The Story of the Russian Revolution through Mic Cheetham Associates.

He said Miéville has “long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian revolution” and would provide “his own distinctive take on its history”.

The author is best known for his SFF fiction, which includes Perdido Street Station, The City & The City and Kraken.