City of Hope and Despair by Ian Whates

BFS member Ian Whates alerts us to his second book in the City of 100 Rows trilogy: City of Hope and Despair is published this week by Angry Robot.

“Whates’ assured prose, slick pacing and inventive imagination make for a gripping read.  His first novel is the work of a born storyteller,” — the Guardian Newspaper
 
“The gothic-noir feel of the urban landscape adds atmosphere to the plot and informs the personality of the entire book … possibly the most amazing and mind-blowing cityscape I have yet encountered.” — Temple Library Reviews
 
“…a wondrous and ingenious read. Highly plotted with multiple point-of-view characters set loose in a mega-city that might not be a city at all but a living creature… Whates’ imagination is energetic and enchanting and similarities to the novels of Ian Watts, Michael Moorcock, China Mi’ville, and Mervyn Peake inevitable.” — Hub Magazine

BFS member Ian Whates alerts us to his second book in the City of 100 Rows trilogy: City of Hope and Despair is published this week by Angry Robot.

“Whates’ assured prose, slick pacing and inventive imagination make for a gripping read.  His first novel is the work of a born storyteller,” — the Guardian Newspaper
 
“The gothic-noir feel of the urban landscape adds atmosphere to the plot and informs the personality of the entire book … possibly the most amazing and mind-blowing cityscape I have yet encountered.” — Temple Library Reviews
 
“…a wondrous and ingenious read. Highly plotted with multiple point-of-view characters set loose in a mega-city that might not be a city at all but a living creature… Whates’ imagination is energetic and enchanting and similarities to the novels of Ian Watts, Michael Moorcock, China Mi’ville, and Mervyn Peake inevitable.” — Hub Magazine