The Night Mayor

The Night Mayor

by Kim Newman


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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It is the near future and old-fashioned movies, or “flatties”, have been replaced by Dreams, virtual reality scenarios written by professional Dreamers.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 two-thirty in the morning, shots never kill and the creator is omnipresent in every drop of falling rain…?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781165669
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

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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The Night Mayor 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CarlGreatbatch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kim Newman always has a lot of fun mixing his own characters with other people's fictional creations and even historical figures, but in this short SF novel he adds another layer with his characters trapped in a cyberspace film noir city. In the near future a totalitarian government manipulates two professional 'dreamers' to take on the dream creation of an evil genius in a maximum security prison; a city where it's always raining and always night. This book starts well and just gets better, combining the characteristics of Noir, Cyberpunk and political satire to create a satisfying whole. Short but packed with ideas and gleeful invention.
amberwitch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
British futuristic with fun slang (like gunmint for government) that conveyed the changes time has brought without overexplaining. In the future there is a jobdescription named dreamer. Dreamers make the dreams that have replaced movies as entertainment, and while submerged in an artificial environment - a 'dream' they can control and alter their surroundings. A criminal mastermind has escaped from a prison into a dreamworld of his own making, prompting the AI who host him to conscribe two dreamers to catch him. The one dreamer is a PI, already in the dreamworld at the start of the story. He is loosing his grip of reality, and becomes submerged in his PI role in the dreamworld. The second dreamer is sent into the dreamworld, and aided by the AI the dreamers get together. The story is fun and inventive.A slow starter, where the story first becomes relevant when all the pieces comes together (the rough PI style dosn't do much for me on its own)