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City on Fire by Walter Jon Williams

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New York, NY: HarperPrism, 1997; $6.99 paperback; 560 pp.

Reviewed by Matthew Appleton

This review originally appeared in the July 1998 issue (#119) of The New York Review of Science Fiction.

That the major publishers, with their obsessive desire to pigeonhole everything into its proper marketable niche, or away from an undesired niche, have difficulty in categorizing gives me some joy. HarperPrism provided an excellent example of this when they marketed Walter Jon Williams’s Metropolitan as science fiction and its recent follow-up, City on Fire, as fantasy.

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