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.
SALES POINTS #7 in the Millennium Fantasy Masterworks series, a library of the most original and influential fantasy ever written 'M. John Harrison is a blazing original … a great imaginer, and an extraordinary writer' Clive Barker 'Harrison is one of the best modern writers of fantasy. No, he is one of the best modern writers, period. ' Katharine Kerr 'No one can use words like M. John Harrison. They trust him. The Viriconium books show astonishing poetry and depth.' Michael Marshall Smith