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Viriconium: Pastel City , Storm of Wings , In Viriconium , Viriconium Nights by M. John Harrison
  

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

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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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Viriconium: Pastel City , Storm of Wings , In Viriconium , Viriconium Nights by M. John Harrison

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.

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The world that Harrison depicts is intricate and authentic, peopled with a multitude of strange yet lifelike characters--a combination which serves to make his richly imagined empire of Viriconium feel very real indeed.... This omnibus collection from the author of Light

is canon-reading for those who wish to know the genre's roots, as well as the heights, to which it can aspire. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review


About the Author

M. John Harrison was born in the Peak District and now lives in London.

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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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Publication date

13th July 2000

Author

M. John Harrison

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Fantasy

Fantasy
Science fiction
Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781857989953

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