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The Malacia Tapestry
The Malacia Tapestry
by Brian W. Aldiss
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked, again, 6 Feb 2013
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Find it incredible this gem is almost completely unheard of. Though a lot of Aldiss is, being pretty niche bar those few works grouped with Ballard, Amis Snr., a niche writer, it is still incredible when one considers the guff colossal numbers of new-to-market alternate fictionados aroused by recent easily digestible films and series such as LOTR and Game of Thrones. Yes , ..Potter too deserves a mention for the result if not the content (it's cs lewis really, roald dahl, come on) of popularity of what is an important genre ; one in which there is a lot of unexplored ground for new writers with a pre-packaged worldwide audience. As I said; incredible that his gem has gone unnoticed. A tapestry it is, and a rich one, woven to one of the most outlandish, real, memorable concepts of The City as a place with layers of detail and The Unsaid painting a urban scape at once rotting, fetid, mnemonic. Perhaps a notch better than Perdito St Station (being the closest retro-culture City depicted, or at least the first that springs to mind. Hints of Burroughs Cities of the Red Night(except without the haywire)), a notch up from. Viriconium, in terms of depicting an utterly alien Cityscape and social order I can only rate Nessus as a richer, over ripened and very real place. One can smell the incense and the fust of reptilian scales......


XL DOUBLE 4FT WOODEN LOG STORE/GARDEN STORAGE, BROWN, HEAVY DUTY, HAND MADE, PRESSURE TREATED, NATIONWIDE DELIVERY.
XL DOUBLE 4FT WOODEN LOG STORE/GARDEN STORAGE, BROWN, HEAVY DUTY, HAND MADE, PRESSURE TREATED, NATIONWIDE DELIVERY.
Offered by Rutland County Garden Furniture Ltd
Price: £215.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Top store, 6 Feb 2013
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Sure you could go and measure up, buy stock, cut v tough pressure treated timber yourself- better have the kit! - but it would be a right project unless you're a joiner, so how much is your time worth ?


Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n 5th Generation
Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n 5th Generation
Offered by DEP.PRODUCTS
Price: £71.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple extreme 5th gen, 6 Feb 2013
Top product. Highly instinctive to set up; in combination with an airport express or two forms essentially a hybrid wireless/cat5e network where walls, distance etc make for poor coverage. Expensive yes- but think of the cost of cat5/6 retrofittig networking a house . Loads. They're ace, nothing better out there.


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