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M John Harrison


(Michael John Harrison)
UK (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.
 
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)
Viriconium (omnibus) (2005)

 
 
Anthologies containing stories by M John Harrison
 
Short stories
Egnaro
The Incalling
The New Rays
The Macbeth Expiation (1968)
Visions of Monad (1968)
Green Five Renegade (1969)
Lamia Mutable (1972)
Absorbing the Miraculous (1974)
'The Wolf that Follows' (1974)
Running Down (1975)
Settling the World (1975)
The Ice Monkey [short story] (1980)
The Quarry (1983)
The Luck in the Head [short story] (1984)
The Dancer from the Dance (1985)
Small Heirlooms (1987)
The Great God Pan (1988)
Anima [short story] (1992)
The Dead (1992) (with Simon Ings)
Isobel Avens Returns to Stepney in the Spring (1994)
Empty (1995)
Seven Guesses of the Heart (1996)
Suicide Coast (1999)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1985) : Viriconium Nights
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Signs of Life
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2001) : Travel Arrangements
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2002) : Light
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2003) : Light
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2006) : Nova Swing
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2007) : Nova Swing
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2007) : Nova Swing
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Nova Swing
Philip K Dick Award Best Book winner (2007) : Nova Swing
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Empty Space


M John Harrison recommends
Tunnel Through the Deeps
Tunnel Through the Deeps (1972)
Harry Harrison
"A genuine flavour of Verne ... very enjoyable."
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station (2000)
(New Crobuzon, book 1)
China Miéville
"Energetic, thuggish, constantly inventive China Mieville continues his project of rebuilding fantasy from the sub cellar up. New Crobuzon, city of clockwork engine and subterranean punishment factory, has the architectonics of a living thing. It is a site of elation, dispute, danger and change: a city raucous with dreams."
The Director's Cut
The Director's Cut (2000)
Nicholas Royle
"Real talent."
The Quality of Light
The Quality of Light (2001)
Christopher Kenworthy
"A curious and powerful novel. Magic and rage among people trapped in the sticky residues of their own needs."



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