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Dream London
     

Dream London

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by Tony Ballantyne
 

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Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it.

But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The towers are

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Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it.

But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world.

Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/16/2013
Over the course of a year, something has altered London’s geography, physics, and inhabitants to mysterious purpose. Some buildings grow like weeds while others dwindle, mathematicians commit suicide, and iconic poetry rewrites itself. Within this shifting world, Capt. James Wedderburn has entrenched himself in his faults, content to live as an unrepentant pimp, until he’s approached and courted by rival groups who want him to play a variety of roles in an approaching magical endgame. Though the story is fast-paced with very effective escalations of danger, first-person narration muddles the appeal of Wedderburn’s progress from lowlife to antihero; his own account of that transformation isn’t so much unreliable as unconvincing. A lively supporting cast helps move things along, and the ways in which women occasionally cut through Wedderburn’s unpleasant sexist ideas are refreshing but too infrequent to feel like a real counternarrative. (Nov.)
Locus
Tony Ballantyne dares to dream...succeeds beyond all expectation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849976404
Publisher:
Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Series:
The Dream World , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
263,205
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Tony Ballantyne is the author of Twisted Metal, Blood and Iron and the Recursion series, and many short stories. Tony grew up in County Durham in the North East of England. He studied Maths at Manchester University before moving to London, where he taught Maths and IT.
His first SF sale was “The Sixth VNM,” which appeared in Interzone 138; since then he has had short stories appear in magazines and anthologies worldwide. He has also written romantic fiction and satirical pieces for various magazines such as Private Eye. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004.
Tony has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. He now lives in Oldham with his wife and two children.

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Dream London 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting storyline that kept me hooked from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one is a true original. If you enjoy urban fantasy, this is an absolute MUST READ!! I was entirely captivated from the first page. And I'm waiting with bated breathe for the next by this author. True talent & I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next! Read it now... I promise you won't regret it!