On Thursday I announced the acquisition by Tor.com of “The Dreaming Cities”. Today I’ll tell you a little about it. Here’s an excerpt from my actual pitch:
A thousand years in the future, the Earth is a different place. Our civilisation crumbled in the face of a zombie plague and global war. After a prolonged Dark Age, the people of North America live in small, independent countries. Outbreaks of the living dead are not uncommon. Technology is held at an early modern level. Conflict between states is constant. Superstition is rife. Whole regions are blasted wilderness. Machine relics, mutant creatures and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land.
Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities. Home of the angels, bastion outposts of heaven on Earth. Or so the church says. Very few go in, and nobody ever comes out. Until now…
So, it’s a post-apocalyptic zombie setting, but with several new twists. I can’t say much more about it than that for the time being, but as ever, keep popping back for more news.