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Viriconium: Pastel City , Storm of Wings , In Viriconium , Viriconium Nights

by M. John Harrison

Part of the Fantasy Masterworks Series

Science Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Viriconium: Pastel City , Storm of Wings , In Viriconium , Viriconium Nights

Collects the three novels and all the short stories British author Harrison wrote about the twilight world of a mysterious far future city. With echoes of Victorian fantasy, Beardsley and Mervyn Peake, this is an imagined world both rich and allusive, cruel and colourful and full of action. Stylish and challenging and proof that fantasy doesn’t end with Tolkien.

Maxim Jakubowski

Viriconium: Pastel City , Storm of Wings , In Viriconium , Viriconium Nights Synopsis

In Viriconium, the young men whistle to one another all night long as they go about their deadly games. If you wake suddenly, you might hear footsteps running, or an urgent sigh. After a minute or two, the whistles move away in the direction of the Tinmarket or the Margarethestrasse. The next day, some lordling is discovered in the gutter with his throat cut. Who can tell fantasy from reality, magic from illusion, hero from villain, man from monster ...in Viriconium? Published here for the first time in one volume, and in the author's preferred order, are all the Viriconium stories, originally published in four books: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium and Viriconium Nights.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781857989953
Publication date: 13th July 2000
Author: M. John Harrison
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Primary Genre Science Fiction

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About M. John Harrison

M. John Harrison was born in the Peak District and now lives in London.   Maxim Jakubowski's view on VIRICONIUM...Collects the three novels and all the short stories British author Harrison wrote about the twilight world of a mysterious far future city. With echoes of Victorian fantasy, Beardsley and Mervyn Peake, this is an imagined world both rich and allusive, cruel and colourful and full of action. Stylish and challenging and proof that fantasy doesn’t end with Tolkien.

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