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THE NIGHT MAYOR.
By Kim Newman.
Flat Signed by Kim Newman.
This first novel is a highly entertaining and imaginative journey between fact, fiction, and fantasy in the depths of a city where it is always two-thirty in the morning and always raining. "The conventions of film noir are lovingly exploited in this entertaining novel.--New York Times Book Review.
OVERVIEW: 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 movies to Dream a unique universe of his own while absorbing critical file space in the computer. Susan is dispatched into Daine's Dream to reshape and ultimately destroy it.
London: Simon & Schuster, 1989 hard cover. First Printing, Sealed in an acid-free protective book cover upon receipt here and then sealed in plastic for complete archival protection.
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