A STORM OF WINGS. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980. Octavo, boards. First edition. Second book of the Viriconium sequence. A sequel to THE PASTEL CITY (1971), "a sword-and-sorcery tale" that "borders on SF by virtue of its distant future setting and the conceit that most of the 'magic' is in fact ancient, little-understood science. Despite its obvious debts to Vance and Moorcock, it's a very moody and stylish entertainment. The more complex sequel, A STORM OF WINGS (1980) is also borderline SF, though later books in the sequence can only be classified as fantasy." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 275. "Thematically rich and complexly plotted, the Viriconium series is one of the high achievements of fantasy since Tolkien." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-172. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-502. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-133. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 72. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with 12 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel. (#99145).
First edition so stated on copyright page.