Dream City Blues: Dystopian Utopias.
Edited by Mark Howard Jones. Cover art by David Rix.
THE CITY HAS TWO FACES
Our long-cherished dream of Utopia is always just out of reach. We are doomed to know what we want but never to reach it. Inside this book are stories of cities filled with dreams that have become nightmares.
THE CITY WEARS MANY MASKS
From shining towers to filthy back alleys; from bright sunlit parks to dingy, cramped basements; this misguided tour through our dream cities is beset with dangerous pitfalls.
Here are 11 diverse visions of cities that are unsettling, horrific, outlandish and bizarre in turn. Come and visit... but don't forget your return ticket.
Great fiction from Allen Ashley, Parker Weston, Stephen Oram, Rhys Hughes, Ken Poyner, Kirsty C Crimmond, Adam Marks, Bob Lock, Toti O'Brien, Tony Lee, Sean Gill, and poetry from Matt Merritt.