In the Watchful City

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$14.99  $13.94
St. Martins Press-3PL
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5.16 X 7.99 X 0.58 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author
S. Qiouyi Lu writes and translates between two coasts of the Pacific. Ær work, including fiction, poetry, and essays, has appeared in several award-winning venues. In the Watchful City is ær first novella. You can find out more about S. at ær website or on Twitter.

"Beautiful prose, a complex structure, and well-wrought Asian-influenced worldbuilding. . . . This masterful work positions Lu among the vanguard of contemporary futurism and speculative fiction."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Lu has built a complex and fascinating world, futuristic and strange."--Booklist

"For those cyberpunks looking for a beautiful fantasy story, this is a truly amazing novella."--San Francisco Book Review

"[A] modern myth, echoing the contemporary without commenting on it directly"--4Columns

"Lu has crafted an impressive mythos that draws from the traditions and legends of a variety of cultures."--New Scientist Magazine

"Stories within stories, possibilities within impossibilities: In the Watchful City is half-tapestry, half-menagerie, adding up to an intricate, transcendent fantasy."--Chuck Wendig

"An intricately nested cyberpunk story that perfectly represents the best of the genre while exploring entirely new territory."--Premee Mohamed

"In the Watchful City is piercing and precise, threading grief and joy through your heart as it examines the ties that bind people to one another."--Andrea Stewart

"A wild, wonderful, dizzying ride I didn't want to end. The worldbuilding is as intricate and intoxicating as the characters are wrenchingly alive. In the Watchful City trumpets the arrival of a major new talent."--Sam J. Miller