Viriconium
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Viriconium

by M. John Harrison
Release date: 2000
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, collection

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.

updated 2017-01-17

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