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The Pastel City

(1971)
(The first book in the Viriconium series)
A novel by

 
 
In the distant future, a medieval system rises from the ruins of a technology that destroyed itself. Armored knights ride their horses across dunes of rust, battling for the honor of the Queen. But the knights find more to menace them than mere swords and lances. A brave quest leads them face to face with the awesome power of a complex, lethal technology that has been erased from the face of the Earth--but lives on, underground.



Praise for this book

"Harrison makes a tone poem of the far distant future where men and creatures which delight and terrify the imagination fight in the never-ceasing battle of good against evil." - Philip José Farmer

"So much better than other novels in its field that I believe it will in time become a favourite classic among readers of science fantasy." - Michael Moorcock


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Hardback Editions

1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: The pastel city (Doubleday science fiction)
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-385-08263-0 / 978-0-385-08263-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

April 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pastel City
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-04-823334-X / 978-0-04-823334-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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April 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pastel City
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-04-823333-1 / 978-0-04-823333-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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March 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Pastel City (Tales of Viriconium, Vol. 1)
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-671-83584-X / 978-0-671-83584-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pastel City
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-7221-4441-5 / 978-0-7221-4441-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pastel City
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-380-00057-1 / 978-0-380-19711-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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September 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pastel City
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-450-00764-2 / 978-0-450-00764-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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