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M John Harrison


(Michael John Harrison)
UK flag (b.1945)

aka Gabriel King

Michael John Harrison was born in Rugby, Warwickshire in 1945 and now lives in London.
Harrison is stylistically an Imagist and his early work relies heavily on the use of strange juxtapositions characteristic of absurdism.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Viriconium
   1. The Pastel City (1971)
   2. A Storm of Wings (1980)
   3. In Viriconium (1982)

     aka The Floating Gods

   4. Viriconium Nights (1984)
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Light
   1. Light (2002)
   2. Nova Swing (2006)
   3. Empty Space (2012)
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Novels
   The Commited Men (1971)
   The Centauri Device (1974)
   Climbers (1989)
   The Course of the Heart (1992)
   Signs of Life (1997)
   The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again (2020)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Cave & Julia (2013)
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Graphic Novels show
 
Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
M John Harrison recommends
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Prophet (2023)
Sin Blaché and Helen Macdonald
"Prophet promises to bring back everything you lost and now yearn for... Proper science fiction - self-aware, funny, ruthlessly propulsive, full of invention... I loved it."
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Outside Looking In (2019)
T C Boyle
"Funny, but not always in a way you can laugh at. Boyle's dissections are far too accurate. One moment you're watching the antics of a narcissistic cast; the next you're finding it all heartbreakingly human."
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The Heavens (2019)
Sandra Newman
"The Heavens, shifting restlessly between worlds, gently encouraging Elizabethan England into eccentric New York, rolling everything into a dreamy, desperate new reality, is everything we expect from Sandra Newman. It's strange but focused, beautifully written and put together, dangerously benign, comic and clever, bright as a knife."

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Anthologies containing stories by M John Harrison
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Collected Stories (2023)
edited by
Ben Rivers
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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020)
edited by
Ann Vandermeer and Jeffrey S VanderMeer
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The Weight of Words (2017)
edited by
Dave McKean and William Schafer

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