Viriconium

By M. John Harrison; Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
(Spectra Books, Paperback, 9780553383157, 462pp.)

Publication Date: October 25, 2005

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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.



About the Author
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.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).


Praise For Viriconium

"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

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