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SF: the author's first novel.
''his first novel, THE NIGHT MAYOR (1989), potently intensifies the virtual reality claustrophobias of cyberpunk through a plot whose villain, the criminal Daine, has escaped into a magic realist, glowing, alternate-world mental construct peopled by personas from detective films of the 1940s, from which haven he must be flushed by the protagonists. The book clearly and deliberately harks back to Philip K. Dick's darker investigations of the nature of reality and to Roger Zelazny's 'The Dream Master' (1966), though the author's rather impersonal polish may have kept his tale from fully expressing the epistemological vertigo of some of its greater models; and certainly his use of tropes out of the dream-life of US film is, at times, soothingly nostalgic'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).
Title: The Night Mayor.
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Simon & Schuster: London.: 1989.
Binding: Uncorrected book proof (trade paperback).
Grading: Fine (as new) copy.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 04327