Thursday, July 28, 2016

Five fantastic fictional cities

Willow Palecek's new novella is City of Wolves. One of five fantastic cities she tagged at
New Crobuzon — Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

Perhaps the most fantastic city ever imagined, New Crobuzon is a vast city in a Victorian fantasy world, a corrupt industrial capitalist city, filled with citizens who are truly alien, rather than the traditional fantasy cultural depictions. New Crobuzon is truly cosmopolitan, with bug-headed and mute Khepri, the froglike Vodyanoi, with the power to shape water, and the proud and bird-like
Garuda. In New Crobuzon, technology and magic exist side by side, and often combine with unexpected results. It is a dirty city, of mistrust and intrigue and revolution, of fantastic machinery, both political and mechanical, slowly falling apart.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue