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❰Ebook❯ ➡ The Pastel City Author M. John Harrison – Weplayit.co The first book in the Viriconium series In the distant future a medieval system rises from the ruins of a technology that destroyed itself Ard knights ride their horses across dunes of rust battling fThe first book in the Viriconium series In the distant future a medieval system rises from the ruins of a technology that destroyed itself Ard knights.

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  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubM John Harrison one of the youngest of the young Turks of the New Wave science fiction fantasy movement wrote The Pastel City 1971 as an anti fantasy a sword and sorcery epic that would frustrate the expectations and disturb the complacency of devotees of the watered down Tolkien and third rate Howard and Leiber imitators that flooded the fiction market of the time Now than forty years later it is clear that the New Wave has accomplished its task so well that The Pastel City seems like an affectionate sophisticated re imagining of a genre than an attack upon it like a shift in tone than the vanguard of an insurrectionIt possesses at least at first reading many of the traditional pleasures of the genre being sort of Three Musketeers b


  2. mark monday mark monday says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City Epuboh the pretty city a pastel dream a symbol a memento mori to the afternoon past; a vision held of that sunny afternoon held in place like a butterfly in amber the afternoon has passed but this pastel city lives on in its fragile fugue state imagining a past that never can be again and forgetting itself what it is and what it should be our heroes fight the northern hordes and their fearful weapons to save this pretty pastel city but should they? they fight for a dream and all dreams are fleetingoh such pretty words Harrison channels Jack Vance and his science fantasy The Dying Earth in this slim and enticing tale the elegant prose the terseness the cynicism about the cyclical uality of human struggle but he does not ape Vance; he is his own human and so the pretty prose the colors the evanescence of it all are suffused with a me


  3. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubThe first of four Viriconium books The Pastel City is a spectacular tale of adventure with philosophical overtones and undertones Rather than shining the spotlight on the arch of events here are a batch of notables a reader will encounter along the wayThe Order of Methven An invasion from the north propels old warrior Lord tegeus Cromis out of retirement And to think he was planning to live his remaining years in his tower as a recluse composing poetry and playing music Sorry Cromis You must strap on your famous sword and ride your horse to gather your Methven friends who once fought ferociously on behalf of Viriconium since impending disaster reuires you to defend your young ueen and the lands within her domainWe join tall th


  4. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubFantasy has always had its moralizers and its mischief makers those who use the symbolism of magic to create instructive fables and those who use the strangeness of magic to tap into the remote co


  5. Bradley Bradley says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubBefore we had the Fallout games or Mad Max we had certain authors who set foot on the bleak desolate post apocalyptic wastelands who said What if we jumped ahead by thousands of years after our super high tech society has collapsed like the Roman Empire had devolve it back to the stage of Knights and warring factions maintain some of the laser weapon


  6. Juho Pohjalainen Juho Pohjalainen says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubI appreciate the sadness and melancholy this book evoked in me The world is essentially dead the ground lifeless and polluted the old empires gone and still its dying people split up in pointless factions and wage war and kill each other It's all described effectively and evocatively in a way that's easy to read and remember and uick to get through Likewise well described is the grit and misery of warfare of all the fear and pain tears and blood guts and red mist and how it all comes alive in a way that makes me feel like I was there myself even though I'd rather not I grow to like the main characters the depression and guilt and other burdens each carry the way they bicker but still work together And I love to hate the main antagonist what a treacherous smug rat ba


  7. Robin Sloan Robin Sloan says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubMy god the language The names tegeus Cromis Canna Moidart I was underlining whole pages—copying them out Nominally this is a book about a poet warrior roaming a depleted planet In truth I think it's a book about how beautiful and bad ass English can be


  8. Jamie Jamie says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City Epub35 stars I found a lot to like in The Pastel City the desolate post apocalyptic Dying Earth settings; the bizarre forgotten technologies and mysterious ancient yet still menacing secrets of the long dead Afternoon Cultures; the brooding mood and dark overtones; and of course Harrison's elegantly crafted prose Yet it all felt thin Perhaps that's a failing of trying to stuff such a richly imagined world into a very short book Had this been published a decade or two earlier I think it could have potentially been a seminal work of sci fi but by 1971 it's clear it's lack of depth would have kept it from achieving greater recognition Plus following the release and success of the first Planet of the Apes film in 1968 the concept of a sword and sorcery type uest story in a post apocalyptic Dying Earth sci fi setting wasn't exactly novel


  9. Steve Steve says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City EpubM John Harrison’s The Pastel City is a title I picked up from I believe James Cawthorne’s Fantasy The 100 Best Books It’s a fine read and it had me thinking around the mid way point that the story was becoming an Anti Rings story but that’s probably not accurate The Pastel City does have many of the standard features you can find in a great number of fantasy novels a brooding poet warrior alone in his castle a young and beautiful ueen under siege a bad and older ueen a cranky dwarf a traitor etc What makes this story different is that it casts these familiar figures against a wasted landscape that reminded me of the “Forbidden Zone” from Beneath the Planet of the Ape’s than the varied world of Middle Earth In other words The Pastel City is clearly operating under a different fantasy template which is Harrison’s own and uickly the book is only 175 pages long becomes a sci fi novel with mec


  10. Kat Hooper Kat Hooper says:

    Epub weplayit.co ç The Pastel City Epub ¹ The Pastel ePUB Ý pastel pdf, city free, The Pastel kindle, The Pastel City Epub35 starsORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureViriconium sits on the ruins of an ancient civilization that nobody remembers The society that was technologically advanced enough to create crystal airships and lethal energy weapons is dead These Afternoon Cultures depleted the world’s metal ores leaving mounds of inscrutable rusted infrastructure with only a few odds and ends that still work The current citizens of Viriconium are baffled by what they’ve dug up but they have no idea what any of it is fortegeus Cromis “who fancies himself a better poet than swordsman” used to be Viriconium’s best fighter until he left the Pastel City after King Methven died But Viriconium is now under threat — young ueen Jane Methven’s daughter is about to lose the empire to her evil cousin ueen Jane needs the help of the men who once served her father so faithfully so she sends tegeus Cromis to find and take command of her army Along the way he pi


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