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Fictional Cities: the List

After months of fiery death weather, it's finally raining here, with thunder and drops big enough to see and puddles. This is a huge relief. It probably won't save the dying crops, but it'll help a little.


My previous post on fictional cities that felt real got a lot of great responses, so I thought I'd list them here:

Ben Aaronovitch's London
Barbara Hamilton/Barbara Hambly's Boston
Borderlands
Pratchett's Ankh-Morpork
Leiber's Lankhmar
Daniel Abraham's Saraykeht
The town of Solace from the Dragonlance books.
Scott Lynch's Camorra
Athkatla from the Baldur's Gate video game series
Cloud City from Empire Strikes Back
the New York City of Marvel comics
Newford, from Charles de Lint
China Mieville's New Crobuzon
Tai-Tastigon from P.C. Hodgell
Vienne, Charisat, and Cineth from Martha Wells
Fritz Leiber's San Francisco from Our Lady of Darkness, "Midnight on the Morphy Watch", etc.
Phil Dick's San Francisco from The Man in the High Castle.
Riddley Scott's Los Angeles from Blade Runner.
Emma Bull's Minneapolis from War for the Oaks.
Michael Moorcock's London from the Jerry Cornelius Chronicles.
Armada from The Scar by China Mieville
Riverside from Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Mandelion from Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
The town where Sunshine by Robin McKinley is set (can't remember its name, or even if it is named).
The New Orleans of the Benjamin January books by Barbara Hambly.
Catherynne Valente's Palimpsest, and the city in The Orphan's Tales
Minas Tirith Lord of the Rings
Fort Weyr in Anne McCafferey's Dragonsflight etc
Vorbar Sultana, and that little mountain town in the District, from Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan novels
Terri Windling's Bordertown
Seanan McGuire's San Francisco
John Levitt's San Francisco
Cherie Priest's Seattle
Ilona Andrews' Atlanta
Stargate: Atlantis' Atlantis
Liavek
Elizabeth Peters' Cairo
Heyers' London
Diagon Alley Harry Potter
Martin's King's Landing
The city from Cherryh's Angel With A Sword (Merovin)

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The Guy's Lit Wire Book Fair for Ballou Senior High School is still going on, with plenty of books left on the wish list for under $10.00, including books by Terry Pratchett, Naomi Novik, Walter Mosley, and other authors. The school needs books that the kids want to read.
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Oh, gosh yes, Riverside from Swordspoint for sure.

Oh, man, how did I not add Archie Goodwin's New York and Miss Marple's St. Mary Mead?

The City in Sunshine is New Arcadia

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