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City of Saints And Madmen
By Jeff Vandermeer and Michael Moorcock (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Spectra
Publication date February 28, 2006
Pages 239
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553383577
ISBN-10 0553383574
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $18.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Set in the strange and ancient metropolis of Ambergris, a series of complex and interconnected stories and fantastical visions capture the bizarre lives and fates of the city's unusual inhabitants. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you’ve ever visited–an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians.

City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading–and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago.…

By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and “eyewitness” reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose–and find–yourself again.

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Hardcover
from Prime Books (May 1, 2002)
9780966896886 | details & prices | 452 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $40.00
Paperback
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With Michael Moorcock (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Spectra (February 28, 2006)
9780553383577 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Set in the strange and ancient metropolis of Ambergris, a series of complex and interconnected stories and fantastical visions capture the bizarre lives and fates of the city's unusual inhabitants.

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