Kim Newman The Night Mayor

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The Night Mayor

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Welcome to the City made from a dream. But this isn't any dream; it is the dark and haunting nightmare of a killer.

It is the near future, and old-fashioned movies, or flatties, have been replaced by Dreams, virtual reality scenarios written by professional Dreamers. When infamous criminal Truro Daine escapes imprisonment, he flees into the City, an artificial world of his own creation, where he rules as the all-powerful Night Mayor.

Now, detective Dreamer Tom Tunney and Susan Bishopric, author of romance Dreams, must join forces to track him down. But how do you hunt the Night Mayor in a city populated by a dense crowd of strangely familiar characters, where it's always 2.30 a.m., shots never kill and the creator is omnipresent in every drop of falling rain...?

Kim Newman is a well-known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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This quirky first novel by the author of Nightmare Movies: A Critical History of the Horror Film Since 1968 bludgeons the reader with a slew of references to crime movies, character actors and film cliches. In futuristic England, Dreamer Susan Bishopric is summoned for Conscription and brought to Princetown Jail, where she is asked to channel her Talent (which she uses to create entertainment for Dream subscribers) toward flushing out Truro Daine, master criminal. Daine has had access to 1940s and '50s "flatties" (films) to distract him from his foul deeds, but, with a dreamset smuggled into prison, he has leeched onto Yggdrasil, the world computer, and borrows elements from the movies to Dream his own universe--in the meantime absorbing critical file space in the computer. Susan is dispatched into Daine's Dream to reshape and ultimately destroy it. Newman's sci-fi gimmicks are inadequately explained and, like the heavy-handed movie pastiche, likely to annoy mainstream readers.
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