Does M. John Harrison have the most amazing vocabulary of any science fiction writer?

There are lots of reasons to love Light author M. John Harrison — but one of them is his great vocabulary, according to a post over at Ashville Ink-Slinger. Writer David Mayeux makes the case that "M. John Harrison has the richest vocabulary I think I've ever encountered in an author. His adjectives, especially, come from obscure realms of biology (esp. ornithology), geology, medicine, and what I imagine to be crumbling tomes of cant and argot." And there's a glossary of weird and wonderful terms, that you're going to want to memorize and start using in everyday conversation. Or at least, I will. These are real words in the English language, not neologisms — which only makes them better. [Ashville Ink-Slinger]