The Floating Gods by M. John Harrison

The Floating Gods

Viriconium #3

M. John Harrison

159 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging dark slow-paced


Third book in the Viriconium sequence. The city is beset by a mysterious plague that affects the artists quarter and drains their vitality and hope. As artist Audsley King slowly dies from the plague, her friend Ashlyme tries to save her, and the ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 9 reviews


mysterious 66%
adventurous 33%
challenging 33%
reflective 33%
sad 33%
tense 33%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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