Edited by Philip Purser-Hallard.

Stories by Helen Angove, Blair Bidmead, Elizabeth Evershed, Dave Hoskin, Juliet Kemp and Dale Smith.

ISBN 9781909031012.

Published in 2012 by Obverse Books, as volume 2.1 of the Obverse Quarterly.

Cover by Cody Quijano-Schell.

After the end – ours and the universe’s – there is

The City of the Saved logo

A repository for the uploaded souls of all humanity, the City is a technological utopia, a secular heaven. Heroes and villains, angels and monsters may be found in the City, but many ordinary people live here, too.

Well, all of them in fact.

In these stories, the first by writers other than the City’s creator Philip Purser-Hallard, we meet six of them. A hitchhiker, a lecturer, a tourist, a socialite, a twin, a cop: ordinary men and women living an extraordinary afterlife.

These are their tales.


Tales of the City is the first City of the Saved anthology from Obverse Books. It is published as part of the Obverse Quarterly series.


The City of the Saved logo

The Obverse Quarterly: Omegapuntal, Quotidian.
www.infinitarian.com created and maintained by Philip Purser-Hallard.
Tales of the City cover and City of the Saved logo © Cody Quijano-Schell 2012.
All material © Philip Purser-Hallard 2012 except where otherwise noted, and not to be used without permission.