Cities of Night

ISBN: 9781926851853
eISBN: 9780981297880

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Ten stories.

Eight cities.

Three continents.

One voice.

From Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York . . . from Rome, Italy to Albuquerque, New Mexico via Hollyweird and the city of Lost Angels . . . all are cities of night.

And the night is forever. Now.

Reviews of Cities of Night:

Philip Nutman has brought a fresh eye and deep enthusiasm to the business of horror. The genre is much enriched by his insight and creativity. He's a vital and original talent.
—Clive Barker, author of The Great and Secret Show and Mister B. Gone
Cities of Night isn’t a long collection, featuring less than a dozen stories. It is, however, a handsome one, with a striking cover and a frontis from Mark Maddox that lays out the central theme with looming elegance. The stories are mostly quick reads, but they’re mostly not easy ones; the emotional and (occasional) physical violence the characters suffer makes sure of that. Still, the visit to Nutman’s Cities is a rewarding one, and a journey that may be profitably undertaken more than once.
[E]nough clever ideas on hand to make it worth [readers'] while.
—Carl Hays, Booklist
He's a craftsman unafraid to unleash his dark side, which should delight fans of horror and dark fantasy everywhere. Recommended.
SFRevu
The short stories of Philip Nutman are rare and delicious treats, full of punk attitude, brooding darkness, and genuine emotion. I've been waiting for this book for years!
—Christopher Golden, author of Wildwood Road and The Chamber of Ten (with Tim Lebbon)
[A] solid collection and a fine introduction for those not familiar with the author.
Nutman writes with ferocity, verve, and intelligence. Not to mention a nasty sense of humour.
—Jack Ketchum, author of Cover and The Girl Next Door
Philip Nutman probes gritty fissures of the mind and sharp corners of the soul, drawing blood to paint his masterpiece. Cities of Night is a dark ride through bad neighbourhoods of the human heart with the music up and the top down, howling at the distant skyline. His stories rev and pulse and growl-savage and sublime, hungry and haunted. Nutman is driven by a need not just for fresh meat but fresh meaning. Cities of Night delivers. Not a trip for the timid.
—Craig Spector, author of Underground and The Light at the End

eShorts

These single stories from this collection are available for individual purchase:

Unearthly Powers: Over Mulholland by Philip Nutman

The second half of “Unearthly Powers,” the two-part tale that concludes the Jamie Hurst trilogy (also including “Full Throttle” and “Blackpool Rock”). It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine... Eternal love will be consummated. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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A Mother Cries At Midnight by Philip Nutman

The comic book character, Hellboy, searches for the missing son of a friend and encounters a supernatural legend. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Love Sells The Proud Heart's Citadel To Fate by Philip Nutman

The origin of Bram Stoker's Dr. Van Helsing and how he became a foe of evil in all its manifestations. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Still Life With Peckerwood by Philip Nutman and Anya Martin

<p> \n\tInspired by a Gahan Wilson cartoon illustration and the mysterious legend of the "lost" poet of Georgia, Thomas Holley Chivers, this is a supernatural tale of larceny and tragedy. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.</p> \n<p> \n\tChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the Ch
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Ponce De Leon Avenue by Philip Nutman

The road to Hell is paved with good creative intentions...and insanity, sex, lots of sex, criminals...and a loaded gun. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Blackpool Rock by Philip Nutman

Insanity and an obsession with Elvis...a mystery and a love affair. This tale is the second in the Jamie Hurst trilogy (also including “Full Throttle” and the two-part “Unearthly Powers”). From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Memories Of Lydia, Leaving by Philip Nutman

There's a ghost in my apartment. The ghost of a love misspent, or an imaginary haunt? From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Churches Of Desire by Philip Nutman

A homosexual writer seeks love and lust in Rome. A tale of emotional andphysical zombification. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Pavlov's Wristwatch by Philip Nutman

Barrie's Peter Pan may have been a fantasy... or was it? Watch out for that crocodile! From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

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Full Throttle by Philip Nutman

A Rebel without a Cause collides with A Clockwork Orange. Manslaughter, death, rebirth, and redemption ensue in the first tale of the Jamie Hurst trilogy (also including “Blackpool Rock” and the two-part Unearthly Powers). From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more tit

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Unearthly Powers: Prelude To A Nocturne by Philip Nutman

The first half of “Unearthly Powers,” the two-part tale that concludes the Jamie Hurst trilogy (also including “Full Throttle” and “Blackpool Rock”). It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine... Eternal love will be consummated. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night.

ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fictio

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Author Info

Author of Cities of Night, Philip Nutman was an expatriot Englishman who lived in Atlanta, GA.

In addition to being an acclaimed, multiple award-nominated novelist (Wet Work), he was an award-winning screenwriter, film producer, director, and sometimes actor.

He started writing at age five and has never looked back. He sold his first movie review when he was 15, became Fangoria magazine's British Correspondent at 18, and had recently retired from 30 years as an entertainment journalist and business writer.

He died on October 7th, 2013 at age 50.