Hal Duncan's "A to Z of the Fantastic City", is coming out from Small Beer Press publishers of the mighty "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet", among other things.
Cities that get a look in include Byzantium, Further, Interzone, Metropolis, R'yleh, Sodom, and Xanadu, and many more, and apart from Hal's contribution, there are illustrations by polymath, Eric Schaller (I mean that because he's a scientist, fiction writer and illustrator), and there's also an introduction by noted expert Henry V. Duncan - could he be related to Al? We'll see.
Looks a lot of fun and only costs $10, or $25 for the special edition.
Hal Duncan is the author or "Vellum" and "Ink" and "Escape from Hell" and the poetry collection "Sonnets for Orpheus" and you can find out more about him at the place where he rambles on.
Very essential, as Frank Zappa once said to someone who came up on stage and recited a poem about Broadmoor.