|City on Fire (1997) [Novel]|
by Walter Jon Williams
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(From the publisher):Plasm: the shimmering substance that powers a world civilization
The tremendous mass of the world-city generated a mysterious substance - the plasm that accumulates like rising water under the concrete and steel. Latent unless tapped, plasm can propel ships or knock down buildings; it can reverse ageing, amplify sex or alter genes. its awesome geomantic power can penetrate anything-except the impermiable Shield the Ascended Ones placed between the world and the heavens, denying humanity even a glimps of the stars.
Original title: City on Fire
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Science Fantasy