Earlier today we wrote about Jeff VanderMeer's work, and how a lot of it takes place in a slipstream city called Ambergris (yes, it's named after a whale secretion). Like China Mieville's city New Crobuzon, Ambergris is a blend of bug-machines, aliens, and recognizable, contemporary urban landmarks. That's probably why Ambergris has inspired so many artists, like Vladimir Kush (above), to imagine the city in their work. Another, darker, vision of Ambergris below.
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