Rautakalan kaupunki

  • Title: Rautakalan kaupunki
  • Author: Simon Ings Isto Aitokari
  • ISBN: 9529646054
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rautakalan kaupunki A riveting gothic SF adventure set in a bizarre desert city probing the very fabric of existence to reveal a sometimes horrifying world withinOnly a fool would question the strange magics that maint
    A riveting gothic SF adventure set in a bizarre desert city, probing the very fabric of existence, to reveal a sometimes horrifying world withinOnly a fool would question the strange magics that maintain the cool haven of the City of the Iron Fish in the middle of an inferno of scorching heat and splintered rock, for the well watered streets of the city hide secrets in theA riveting gothic SF adventure set in a bizarre desert city, probing the very fabric of existence, to reveal a sometimes horrifying world withinOnly a fool would question the strange magics that maintain the cool haven of the City of the Iron Fish in the middle of an inferno of scorching heat and splintered rock, for the well watered streets of the city hide secrets in their shadows Thomas Kemp is just such a fool and embarks on a journey that will take him to the limits of reality It may kill him, worse, that may not be enough Especially as it is his only friend, Blythe, who may discover the secret of the city s isolation.

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    About Simon Ings Isto Aitokari


    1. I began by writing science fiction stories, novels and films, before widening my brief to explore perception The Eye A Natural History , 20th century radical politics The Weight of Numbers , the shipping system Dead Water and augmented reality Wolves A spot of mid career ghost writing once had me being rescued from a tree by Ben of Ben Jerry s in the middle of a hurricane Back home I co founded and edited Arc magazine, a digital publication about the future, before joining New Scientist magazine as its arts editor I split my time between a penthouse in Dubai not mine and a freezing cold flat in London, writing op eds and reviews for The Spectator and the occasional broadsheet My latest book is Stalin and the Scientists, a history of Soviet science.


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    1. Well I am not completely sure what to say about this book. I bought it on sale yeaarrrss ago, since it was really cheap. And now I know why. The author is someone I had never heard of before and still haven't elsewhere. The name of the book sounds slightly silly and together with the Finnish cover I was SURE this is like a fantasy/speculative fiction book meant for teens or something like that. And reading the first part of the book felt like one, too. Not a very good speculative fiction book me [...]

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    2. Another 90's book that I missed back then and now regret missing, more for historic reasons than actual quality.If Hot Head was clearly cyberpunkish, this one seems to advance the New Weird, before it became mainstream. Looking back, what was new then is commonplace now, and the main character is pretty unlikeable, but it dares to tread terrain that genre fiction seldom does, and at times it feels as if a young China Mieville is testing his skill with vocabulary. However those moments are rare a [...]

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    3. No my favorite Ings book, but interesting, ambitious, and very philosophical. Lower on magic than I was anticipating as well. More soon in proper review length (I hope).

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    4. A lot to enjoy in the rituals (echos of Gormanghast) and some nice existential despair but what I like most is the unexplained nature of the world, a la The Deep.

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    5. I really enjoyed the first half of this book. Thomas Kemp grows up in a city with a long history, but most of the people around him don't remember much of that long history. Only his father faithfully follows all the old rituals, and knows their meaning. Once every 20 years, there is a special ceremony which is supposed to enact change within the city. Only, in recent memory, the ceremony hasn't caused much change at all.Reading this part of the book, you're filled with wonder at the unique city [...]

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    6. A grubby & baroque journey through a familiar yet mystery-laden world and one of the many questioning minds formed within and by it. I enjoyed the journey, though the ultimate destination may not quite fulfil its promise for many.

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    7. Very good weird Victorianish fantasy. As I started reading it, it wasn't obvious whether the characters' beliefs about the world they lived in and the traditions they followed were "mere" superstition or actual reality, which was a wonderful brain-bender, especially as the characters started exploring that question later in the book.In tone, it's similar to China Mieville's books, but with less politics and weird horror and more metaphysics. My only criticism is that the world feels hopeless and [...]

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    8. Fantasy about culture, ritual, creativity and reality itself. As an artist, this all resonated; making stuff is alternately ridiculous and profound. Also liked that it got more abstract towards the end. Finished it and said "wow" and sat there a while, thinking; then considered which of my friends to recommend it to.

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    9. I don't have a lot to say about this book; not because the plot or indeed the detail of the characters were lacking, but because the language made it fairly difficult to read. The intensive use of intrinsic and indeed archaic language perhaps stopped me from getting quite as engrossed as I might have done otherwise. None the less, a wonderful Idea and a smooth yet erratic plot.

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    10. The characterization is spot on, the dialogue fantastic, and the world very unique way of addressing the nature of art and hope. While a few parts got a little ridiculous it was a pleasure to read from start to finish.

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    11. Less magic than I was anticipating, a little slow at first and picked up towards the end. Very philosophical and begging the question "is there originality?" It left me wanting more.

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