Of the City of the Saved

by Philip Purser-Hallard
Of the City of the Saved (Faction Paradox #3) - Philip Purser-Hallard N/A

For Humanity, the War is over...

We all remember Resurrection Day.

Even now, three centuries later, we cannot forget that awakening: our bewilderment, our terror and our joy. Each of us had experienced death, imagining ourselves bound for oblivion, Heaven or Nirvana, according to taste. Instead, we found, each member of the many human species – from tool-wielding australopithecines to posthuman philosopher-gods – had been harvested, gathered here by the Founders’ unfathomable technologies.

Reborn in our countless immortal bodies, we were given the freedom of the City of the Saved. A single conurbation as broad as a spiral galaxy, she has been our sanctuary from the ravages of the War. That monstrous conflict between inhuman cultures cannot touch us here: we live our afterlives beyond the end of time, in perfect safety.

We may be certain, therefore, that these rumours of a murder (the brutal stabbing of a City Councillor, no less!) are nothing more than lurid fabrications. The supposition that the murder weapon is missing, or that it could have been – as hysterical conjecture has claimed – a "potent weapon", capable of injuring a Citizen within the haven of the City, is equally absurd. The idea that a guerrilla war has already begun in one of our less harmonious enclaves need not be dignified with refutation.

Please go about your business, Citizens, as normal. We are perfectly safe, here in the City.

Humanity has never been safer.

Of the City of the Saved... is not a novel of violence and political intrigue, set against the backdrop of humanity’s last resting-place. There is no evidence that it is the second in the series of original Faction Paradox novels.


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Release date 2004
Details updated August 24, 2022

Faction Paradox :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 10 total works.

Main series Doctor Who

The Book of the War (Faction Paradox #1) N/A
This Town Will Never Let Us Go (Faction Paradox #2) N/A
Of the City of the Saved (Faction Paradox #3) N/A
Warlords of Utopia (Faction Paradox #4) N/A
Warring States (Faction Paradox #5) N/A
Erasing Sherlock (Faction Paradox #6) N/A
Newtons Sleep N/A
A Romance in Twelve Parts N/A
Burning With Optimism's Flames N/A
Against Nature N/A