City on Fire

City on Fire

Walter Jon Williams / Dec 05, 2019

City on Fire Aiah worked for the Plasm Authority metering the shimmering substance that powered the world city until she fell in love with Constantine the rebel Metropolitan fighting a war to overthrow the corr

  • Title: City on Fire
  • Author: Walter Jon Williams
  • ISBN: 9780061054426
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aiah worked for the Plasm Authority, metering the shimmering substance that powered the world city, until she fell in love with Constantine, the rebel Metropolitan fighting a war to overthrow the corrupt dynasty of the Keremaths Now the war is over, and Aiah is at the mercy of the tyrant she created In this sequel to Metropolitan, the seductive Constantine is a ministerAiah worked for the Plasm Authority, metering the shimmering substance that powered the world city, until she fell in love with Constantine, the rebel Metropolitan fighting a war to overthrow the corrupt dynasty of the Keremaths Now the war is over, and Aiah is at the mercy of the tyrant she created In this sequel to Metropolitan, the seductive Constantine is a minister controlling the new government which rules Caraqui, a city filled with genetically altered twisted bandits and refugees As sexually irresistible as ever, the former rebel has a new job for Aiah track down the outlaw plasm divers of Caraqui and recruit them to help destroy the Silver Hand, a murderous remnant of the old kleptocracy Constantine s war against the Handmen will put Aiah in touch with her lost Barkazil heritage And it may allow her to get a glimpse of heaven itself, and discover what waits beyond the Shield.

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      • Walter Jon Williams

        Walter Jon Williams has published twenty novels and short fiction collections Most are science fiction or fantasy Hardwired, Voice of the Whirlwind, Aristoi, Metropolitan, City on Fire to name just a few a few are historical adventures, and the most recent, The Rift, is a disaster novel in which I just basically pound a part of the planet down to bedrock And that s just the opening chapters Walter holds a fourth degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, and also enjoys sailing and scuba diving He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Kathy Hedges.


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    1. If you read my thoughts about Metropolitan, you will get a feel about the series and why this was my 4th or 5th read of it so far./review/show/As I do not want to spoil too many things just a few notes.City on Fire starts where Metropolitan ends with Aiah taking Constantine's offer and arriving in liberated Caraqui - though not a native, Constantine is one of the new leaders though seemingly of less importance than the officer leading the coup and the slimy cleric who turned his cloak and suppor [...]


    2. There's good news for those readers that enjoyed Walter Jon Williams' book "Metropolitan": There's a WHOLE lot more where that came from."City on Fire" is the 500 page doorstop-sized follow up to the first novel. It's got more of everything a fan could possibly want. More about the immense, world-spanning city? Check. More about the magic-like 'plasm,' a force which might be described as feng shui on steroids? Check. More about the genetic mutants known as the 'twisted'? Check. What about the my [...]


    3. Less noir, more war.And more government. Yes, minister.The writing is improved (now with more wittyness!), the plot is tighter, the structure is neater, more things go spectacularly wrong and there is some resolution at the end. I'm hardly satisfied though and I hope Williams eventually gets around to writing the long-delayed sequel(s).But what was possibly the biggest problem with the first books gets worse: Mary Sue. You don't need to be sexist get tired with the ever-amazing Aiah who's now ex [...]


    4. I liked it a lot. Sequel to "Metropolitan," a science fantasy hybrid. With every book by Walter Jon Williams I read, I become more and more of a fan. He's good at capturing city/wartime politics and making it very exciting. Also great at sustaining a believable female POV.What happens: Aiah goes to work for Constantine in the newly "liberated" city-state of Caraqui, a government job policing plasm use. There's politicking and war, the unsettled question of the Hanged Man (a demon of living plasm [...]


    5. Another great bookAiah has come a long way since growing up on the dole in Old Shorings. She realizes, more and more, how much Constantine has made her Constantine's creature. But, as she gains more of an understanding of her own, personal power, she may break free of Constantine altogether.


    6. 2008 reread notes: 4.5 stars, Not quite as good as I recalled. A lot of time spent blowing things up, plus middle-book issues. Planned to be a trilogy, but. Publisher issues. WJW's site has the details, if you are curious.


    7. Faisant suite aux aventures déja décrites dans Plasma(1), ce roman nous décrit la suite de l’ascension d’Ayah, dans un contexte désormais beaucoup plus politisé et beaucoup moins magouilleur. Il y a donc moins de petites astuces, beaucoup plus de bureaucratie et surtout de politique. Et, étrangement, j’ai beaucoup aimé. En effet, la découverte des subtilités politiques de ces étranges métropoles vues par les yeux de cette débutante est tout à fait fascinante et sans doute bas [...]


    8. No where near as good as his book Metropolitan, this sequel mainly details a counter civil war started by the civil war the main character in the previous book caused.All the cool, new concepts, such as a worldwide city and a magical force called plasm are laid out in the first book. This has very little new, just fighting between parties you care little about, drama, and hints of things that are truly intriguing (like that a shield covers the world and they have no idea who built it) that are o [...]


    9. very solid, character-driven, intriguing speculative fiction (it would be SF but it has magic in it). the plot doesn't quite resolve --there are a few threads left hanging -- but it doesn't appear to have a sequel, either. still, it doesn't leave the reader unsatisfied, so much as curious and intrigued. very well executed.


    10. The sequel to Metropolitan, this novel's not about the revolution. It's about the messy business of consolidating power after the revolution, and the compromises that pure-hearted revolutionaries don't have to make until the shooting is done. Easily as good as Metropolitan. Maybe better.


    11. A fine sequel to Metropolitan, but a little too long and involved than its predecessor. IT bogs down with the constant warfare about half-way through the story line.




    12. Pretty damn good. I think it was technically superior to Metropolitan though it also ended in a weird way which seems to leave room open for another sequel.


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