Some literary words from blogger Steven Gaythorpe:
This is a personal article by Steven Gaythorpe, one of our site contributors .
Have you voted yet? What for? As it happens, The City & The City by China Miéville - one of the many guests at our SFX Weekender next February - is high in the running. Inclusion in the longlist is based on blog reader votes so take a look around and support your favourite.
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