Yup. Think Cliff is underrated these days. Here's my review of City for SFFWorld: LINK.
Yup: I am lucky in that I have a pretty complete
I've heard before that Kay's books might fit the description. I'm intrigued. Could you give some examples of how he takes an era and changes it?
Jaigon, I've actually done just that already. I have 3 parts for the whole, grandiose series. Part 2 I'm just fine with, no worries with it. Part 3
Started re-reading Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
Thanks, RM, Andrew and Nila! I think three is plenty, but Jaigon, I'll let you know if I'd like another look after they're done ripping it to pieces.