Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, a city dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction. With her help, Aiah's lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui, a nation dominated by corrupt officials, gangsters, and the genetically altered known as the 'twisted.' Here they hope to create a revolution in the cosmic order-but first they must fend off treachery, war, and the threat of Taikoen, the 'hanged man,' a deadly creature that lives within plasm itself. Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine's very soul. Finalist for the 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel.