Viriconium - M. John Harrison8.40

Omnibus edition.

  • "Viriconium Knights"
  • The Pastel City
  • "The Lords of Misrule"
  • "Strange Great Sins"
  • A Storm of Wings
  • "The Dancer from the Dance"
  • "The Luck in the Head"
  • "The Lamia & Lord Cromis"
  • In Viriconium
  • "A Young Man’s Journey to Viriconium"

Viriconium: the Pastel City was the last bastion of the civilised world, where Queen Methvet Nian ruled supreme.

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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Release date: 2000
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, collection
Average rating: 8.40/10
Total ratings: 5
Updated: August 19, 2021

The Tales of Viriconium :: Series

The Pastel City (The Tales of Viriconium #1)6.98
A Storm of Wings (The Tales of Viriconium #2)7.34
In Viriconium (The Tales of Viriconium #3)6.66
Viriconium Nights (The Tales of Viriconium #4)