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March 16th, 2009, 14:17
Originally Posted by buckaroobonzai View Post
Cool definitely update on here about Etched Ciy. I have been looking for some Bar-Lag type worlds to read in, and have heard about Etched City, Virconium-M. John Harrison, Trial of Flowers-Jay Lake and Majestrum: A Tale Of Henghis Hapthorn-Matthew Hughes.
Not really heard of Hapthorn Matthew Hughes, but it sounds like you're after new weird novels (more mature settings, heavily city influenced, real world political themes etc).

If so you might like this new weird anthology as a place to start, has quite a few different authors (including K J Bishop & Jay Lake) so you can get a feel for a few options. I'd also recommend Jeff Vandermeer's Ambergris books, another great city setting, strange mushroom people & a bit of an obsession with squid, along with probably the only really good exploration of the arts & culture scene in a fantasy world (which generally gets glossed over in favour of sword fights).

Plus Felix Gilman's novels Thunderer & Gears of the City, which are critically well received new weird stuff regularly compared to Mieville (and which I've probably already spammed too much on here so will leave it at that).
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