The City of the Saved is a a secular Heaven in which the entire human population of the universe (past, present, future and other) has been resurrected by technological means. Its street plan is the size of a spiral galaxy, its population as numerous as the stars in the (now late and unlamented) universe. In its wide boulevards and cosy plazas Neanderthals rub shoulders with cyborgs, Cossacks play games of go with retired space pirates, and pharaohs interview Marilyn Monroe clones for their blogs. Culturally and architecturally, ethnically and genetically, politically and technologically, the City is a compendium of everything humanity has ever been and will ever – or indeed could ever – be.
The City of the Saved is an eternal, self-renewing, pacifist, pluralist utopia. For the first few hundred years, anyway...
The published City of the Saved material to date consists of:
- Various contributions to The Book of the War (2002).
- An original novel, Of the City of the Saved... (2004).
- A short story, ‘A Hundred Words from a Civil War’, in the anthology A Romance in Twelve Parts (2011).
- A series of original City of the Saved anthologies:
The following additional pieces of City fiction are archived here:
- The rejected novel proposal ‘Iris Wildthyme in the City of the Saved’ (2001), which informed The Book of the War’s ‘City of the Saved’ material.
- The official preview to Of the City of the Saved..., originally published in the Faction Paradox novel This Town Will Never Let Us Go.
- An additional short story, ‘Unification Theory’, set during the action of Of the City of the Saved... and featuring characters from my Bernice Summerfield novella ‘Predating the Predators’.
- Eleven Bonus Drabbles from A Romance in Twelve Parts.
- An earlier version of the (chronologically) final City of the Saved story, ‘God Encompasses’, published in revised form in Furthest Tales of the City.
- Buy Tales of the City, A Romance in Twelve Parts, Of the City of the Saved... and The Book of the War at Peculiar Tomes.
- Buy More Tales of the City from Obverse Books as a paperback or ebook.
- Buy Tales of the City from Obverse Books, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com, or subscribe to Year 2 of the Obverse Quarterly at Obverse Books.
- Buy A Romance in Twelve Parts from Obverse Books, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.
- Buy Of the City of the Saved...:
- Buy The Book of the War from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com or Mad Norwegian Press.
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