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Viriconium (series of novels)

M. John Harrison

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Viriconium is a fictional city created by M. John Harrison and also the name of the cycle of novels and stories set in and around it.
Esteban Rivera, 27 Augustus 2010, quoting from the English Wikipedia

The series is part of the "Dying Earth" subgenre of science fiction, popularized by Jack Vance in the 50's and characterized by a setting in the very far future, in the twilight of the planet, usually in decadent, foundering societies haunted by past glories. Harrison brought to this a postmodern touch, subtly shifting times, events, and places for a certain paradoxical dreamlike quailty — as he says, «Viriconium is never the same place twice.»
Eugene Ipavec, 16 February 2006


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image by Eugene Ipavec and Vincent Morley, 16 February 2006