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Tales of the City (The City of the Saved #1)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
After the end – ours and the universe’s – there is the City of the Saved. 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
Paperback, 154 pages
Published June 2012 by Obverse Books
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Richard Wright
A review to which I add a caveat. I'm not in this book, but 2013 may well raise a question regarding my impartiality when it comes to The City of the Saved. Make of that what you will, but meantime I offer the following thoughts while declaring myself an entirely partial reviewer. The City is a vast, galaxy sized conurbation at the end of time and the universe, in which every human or part-human who ever was or ever will be is resurrected. The storytelling potential is vast, offering a mix of ho ...more
Michael Mills
The City of the Saved is one of my favourite science-fiction concepts: a secular afterlife at the end of time, in which every human being is resurrected in an immortal body. Previous entries in the series have tended to focus on the meta-scale of the City: the stories of this collection instead those of the City's ordinary residents. The strongest entries – such as Blair Bidmead's standout "Happily Ever After is a High-Risk Strategy" – are those that utilise the series' unique concept most effec ...more
Alex Sarll
No, not the San Francisco ones (though I did quite enjoy their profoundly nineties TV adaptation back in the day). This is the City of the Saved, a non-denominational heaven (or a better-written Riverworld?) in which humanity and all its heirs are reborn at the end of the universe. I think the only contributor here by whom I've read anything before is the City's deviser, Philip Purser-Hallard, but there's still an impressive hit rate. One could complain of a certain inconsequentiality; one story ...more
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The City of the Saved (6 books)
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  • Faction Paradox: Of the City of the Saved (Faction Paradox, #3)
  • Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism's Flames
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