Viriconium by M.John Harrison

Viriconium gathers Harrison’s stories about the great city Viriconium,
the empire that rose after the fall of the Afternoon Cultures, and the struggles
that surround them, their art and legends, and their connection to our world.
The collection starts with “The Pastel City,” in which two queens, Methvet Nian
and Canna Moidart, battle for control of the empire; Lord tegeus-Cromis and the
last survivors of his order fight for Methvet Nian against the rapacious
Northerners and the terrifying geteit chemosit, remnants of the late
Afternoon Empires. In “A Storm of Wings,” the great airman Benedict Paucemanly
returns from the moon, bearing with him an invasion of locustlike creatures who
come from the stars and threaten to destroy the human world. The final story
connects Viriconium to our world through mirrors and strange stories of those
who traveled into great Viriconium and returned forever changed. Harrison
creates an epic history of a captivating and strange metropolis full of bravos
and dancers, intrigue and romance. Regina SchroederCopyright ©
American Library Association. All rights reserved

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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One Response to Viriconium by M.John Harrison

  1. Oliver Woodward September 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    I’ve been laid up in bed so yesterday I listened to The Pastel City again, straight through.

    It’s a brilliant story, brilliantly read. Lord tegeus-Cromis is the third hero you’ve brought to life for me lately. I also enjoyed hearing about the desperate battles of Grand Master La Valette and the Giftzwerg Gotthard Heinrici. I am very grateful. You choose the best books, and I hereby declare you a Dude of the First Order.

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