Such a Lovely Place
By Edward Bryant
Edward Bryant’s 1976 Cinnabar is a collection of American New Wave science fiction stories set in a far future city, the city from which the collection takes its name.
Cinnabar lies between a forbidding desert and an inhospitable ocean. It may be the last city on its world; nobody is certain if fabled Els still exists. Cinnabar is enabled by inherited technology of which the modern day can only dream. It is composed of nearly autonomous neighborhoods that answer only to Terminex, a great supercomputer ensconced in the heart of the temporal anomaly that sits at the centre of the city.