City of Stairs

City of Stairs

$16.00

By Robert Jackson Bennett

Signed Trade Paperback

The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world’s new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani.

Availability: In stock SKU: 9780804137171 Categories: , , Tags: , , , , , ,
  • Description
  • Additional information

Description

City of Stairs

By Robert Jackson Bennett

Signed Trade Paperback

An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city–from one of America’s most acclaimed young science fiction writers.

The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world’s new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy.

Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov’s oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country’s most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov’s cruel reign may not yet be over.

 

“A memorably surreal landscape…readers seeking a truly refreshing fantasy milieu should travel to Bulikov, and welcome its conquest.”

– New York Times Book Review

“Every once in a while I read a book that’s so well done, I find myself wanting to punch the author in the face out of pure envy. Congratulations Bennett, you just made the face-punching list!”

– Jim C. Hines, HUGO AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF LIBRIOMANCE

[An] incredible journey through a wondrously weird and surprising world…I found myself both delighted and fascinated as every layer was slowly unpacked. Just the right mix of awesome.”
– Tor.com

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

What I’m Watching and Reading

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
Watership Down. Richard Adams
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy

 

What I’m Watching

Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

  • Shae and Sibel
    by grrm on June 16, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Never judge a book by its cover, or an actor by the character he or she portrays. Most of you only know Sibel Kekilli for her portrayal of Shae in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES.   In her native Germany, of course, Sibel is recognized for a wide variety of other roles, including a long stint on […]

  • Talking ‘Bout My Generation
    by grrm on June 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve written a lot of things during my career: science fiction, fantasy, horror, various hybrids of all of the above.   And once upon a time, like many writers, I wrote a novel about the times and events I’d lived through… a story about my own generation, the Boomers, about our dreams and our disillusionments.   It […]

  • In the Hall!
    by grrm on June 10, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Very pleased to announce that I am being inducted into the Hall of Fame! No, not the one in Canton, nor the one in Cooperstown.  Not the halls in Cleveland or Seattle either. Come October, I am being inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The announcements just came out: https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2019/06/new-jersey-hall-of-fame-to-induct-george-rr-martin-martha-stewart-laurie-hernandez-and-more.html https://www.njarts.net/uncategorized/southside-johnny-the-smithereens-to-be-among-nj-hall-of-fame-inductees-2/ So… pretty […]

Recent Releases

Mississippi Roll
(WildCards)
December 05, 2017

The Book of Swords
(Anthology)
October 2017

Upcoming Publications

NIGHTFLYERS
(Novella)
May 29, 2018

NIGHTFLYERS and OTHER STORIES
(Anthology)
May 29, 2018

WINDHAVEN
(Graphic Novel)
July 10, 2018

Low Chicago
(WildCards)
July 15, 2018

TEXAS HOLD’EM
(WildCards)
October 16, 2018

 

Appearances

July 13-14 2018
ThrillerFest XIII- held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City- details TBA

August 16-20, 2018
76th World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention: ConJose II Sijn, in San Jose