A stunning literary SF novel from “one of the master illusionists of our time.” (Wired)
The Dream Archipelago is an endless sprawl of islands spanning a vast ocean between two warring continents. Some of the islands are deserts, swept barren by hot winds, while some are icy wastelands. Some have been sculpted into vast works of art and others are home to terrifying creatures. Many have multiple names, several have none and some may not even exist at all.
There are no reliable maps of the Dream Archipelago, but visitors are invited to travel with a mysterious gazetteer written by the islanders themselves—artists, authors and scientists; lovers, rivals and murderers—which documents their intertwining lives in a place where dreams are reality and nothing is certain.
Winner of the BSFA Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel.