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Urbis Morpheos

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published June 10th 2010 by PS Publishing
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Jason Pettus
Aug 27, 2010 Jason Pettus rated it really liked it
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

Of all the small presses that regularly send me books these days, perhaps my favorite is Pete Crowther's PS Publishing over in the UK, despite their titles sometimes getting critically panned here at CCLaP; because more than just about any other small press I deal with, Crowther makes publishing decisions
Jay Batson
Mar 27, 2012 Jay Batson rated it it was amazing
Urbis Morpheos by Stephen Palmer
Urbis Morpheos

Well, this has to be the most unusual book I've read in the last couple of years. For context, I've read 113 books since April 2009 (when I started buying on Kindle, so this is the total Amazon gives me). I probably haven't read more than 5 non-SciFi books (and 1 non-Kindle book) in that time; so I've read a reasonable amount of SciFi, mostly from the authors you'd see as mainstream - Neal Stephenson, Richard Morgan, Charles Stross, Peter Hamilton, Ian Banks, Robert Charles Wilso
Jonathan Laidlow
May 01, 2014 Jonathan Laidlow rated it really liked it
Fungal dreams and nightmares. Urbis Morpheos by Stephen Palmer

After finishing and really enjoying Palmer's latest novel, Hairy London, I thought I'd give his previous book, Urbis Morpheos, another try.

I'd made several prior attempts at this far-future tale of environmental conflict, but each time I'd scaled the foothills of the first few chapters only to decide that it was confusing - clever - but confusing, and deserved to be considered when I was more awake. Or more intelligent.

Some time far i
T.I.M. James
Jun 26, 2013 T.I.M. James rated it really liked it
Where do you begin to review a book like this?

To begin with it goes without saying that this not the normal type of book that I would pick up to read, although strangely enough, one of the books that is mentioned in the introduction (Crescent City Rhapsody by Kathleen Ann Goonan) is one that I have read, so perhaps there is a precedent.

One of the main things that struck me as I read through the novel was the sheer amount of imagination that has been thrown into Urbis Morpheos. Most imaginative f
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Stephen Palmer is the author of thirteen novels: Memory Seed (Orbit 1996; Infinity Plus ebooks 2013), Glass (Orbit 1997; Infinity Plus ebooks 2013), Flowercrash (Wildside 2002; Infinity Plus ebooks 2013), Muezzinland (Wildside 2003; Infinity Plus ebooks 2011), Hallucinating (Wildside 2004; Infinity Plus ebooks 2011), as Bryn Llewellyn, The Rat And The Serpent (Prime Books 2005; Infinity Plus ebook ...more
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