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City of Stairs (Divine Cities 1) - Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs (Divine Cities 1) - Robert Jackson Bennett
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Title: City of Stairs

Author:  Robert Jackson Bennett

ISBN:  9781848667969

Weight:  921g

Dated and signed first edition, first printing

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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

You’ve got to be careful when you’re chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city.  When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded; now stairs lead to nowhere, alleyways have become portals to the past, and criminals disappear into thin air.

The murder of Dr Efrem Pangyui, the Polis diplomat researching the Continent’s past, has begun something and now whispers of an uprising flutter out from invisible corners.  Only one woman may be willing to pursue the truth – but it is likely to cost her everything.

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

Peer & Press Reviews

He’s (Bennett) said that he hopes that his readers learn something definite about the world from his books; he’s succeeded in his aim.  Verdict: A murder mystery, spy thriller, fantasy adventure and philosophical treatise rolled into one.

Sci-Fi Bulletin

A delightful urban fantasy that travels through a city full of Escher-like staircases and alternate realities…  A diverse and entertaining cast of old gods fleshes out the ruins of this mysterious city, and Shara’s hit-man secretary delivers nonstop action.

Washington Post

This book is the overwhelming fantasy favorite for 2014 and all others will have a hard time to eclipse it in my list.  I’m glad Robert J. Bennett is also writing a sequel to this, because I truly can’t wait to read more about this strange world and the three-dimensional characters that inhabit it.

Fantasy Book Critic

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: City of Stairs
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Divine Cities – book 1
Overall condition: Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Dated: 8/18/14 [prepublication, US date format - M/DD/YY]
Book Stats
Publisher: Quercus
Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
Awards and prizes:

World Fantasy Awards 2015 – finalist (novel)

British Fantasy Awards 2015 – finalist (novel)

Locus Awards 2015 – finalist (fantasy novel)

Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781848667969
ISBN 10: 1848667965
Format: Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages: 420
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 161 x 37mm
Design Credits
Cover design: KS Agency
Cover illustration: KS Agency

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