Beyond the end of the universe exists a city the size of a galaxy, packed with every human being that ever lived, from the first Australopithecus to the last posthuman, resurrected in a city in which nobody can die…
In a pub on a hill by a bay in the technological utopia beyond the end of the universe, customers gather to tell the stories of their afterlives.
An older woman steals intangibly from her boyfriends, while a naive student learns more about her world. A historian and a detective made in a king’s image seek answers to long-standing mysteries. A man-about-town makes a living finding doppelgangers. Another man may be not a storyteller, but a story. These are their tales.
The second City of the Saved short story collection, edited by its creator, Philip Purser-Hallard, and with new stories – and one extraordinary poem – from many of Obverse Book’s favourite authors!
Includes ‘The Mystery Of The Rose’, by Richard Wright.