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China Miéville is the author of Perdido Street Station, Iron Council, Un Lun Dun, The City & The City, and many other books. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Fantasy Awards.
The organiser of this giant birthday card informs me that blurblike squee is permitted. Which, w00t. Because, not that such gush is adequate, but what is, or could be? Carol Emshwiller! Seriously! How effing awesome is Carol Emshwiller? All the, is how. All the awesome. It's a privilege to read her, and a delight to offer birthday greetings. In awe, CM.