By (author) M John Harrison, Introduction by Neil Gaiman

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 462 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 28mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553383159
  • ISBN 13: 9780553383157
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 77,832

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Review quote

" 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