Viriconium by M. John Harrison

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Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light. Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights. Back in print after a long absence, these singular tales of a timeless realm and its enigmatic inhabitants are now reborn and compiled to captivate a whole new generation.

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About M. John Harrison

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M. John Harrison is the award-winning author of eight previous novels and four collections of short stories. His fifth novel, Viriconium, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and his sixth, Climbers, won the Boardman Tasker Award. Light was recently awarded the James Tiptree Jr. Award and shortlisted for the 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published December 18, 2007 by Spectra. 482 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Out of print for years and appearing in a single volume for the first time, these three novellas and seven stories straddle the line between fantasy and science fiction.

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The power of the women who come to rescue Audsley King, who is wrapped inside a sheet, cocooned, drugged (another bungled attempt by the rescuers to knock her out), the power of the women is heart-warming.

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By falling in love with Viriconium, with its artist's quarter, its Reborn Men, its markets, its salons, the Queen's five-windowed room that shows no horizons known, and its other mad leaders, I couldn't help but hope to run into its inhabitants over the weekend.

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Fantasy Literature

In this third volume of the VIRICONIUM omnibus, we visit the old artists’ quarter of Viriconium — a lazy decaying place where gardens bloom and the smell of black currant gin exudes from the taverns where the increasingly lackadaisical citizens used to sit and talk about art and philosophy.

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History repeats over and again this one city and a few frightful events-not rigidly, but in a shadowy, tentative fashion, as if it understands nothing else but would like to learn.” This theme is exemplified throughout the various stories as we return time after time to Viriconium, where nothing...

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