It is a few decades after a revolutionary technology has given
humans the ability to resurrect the dead. The ever-increasing
population of the risen dead is segregated into areas called
necrovilles. Here they have created a wild culture, untouched by the
restrictions of the law - except that the dead cannot stray into the
realm of the living, nor the living into the teeming necrovilles,
It is November 1, the Day of the Dead. Virtual artist Santiago
Columbar, creator of drugs and 'ware that melt and reconfigure reality
for his many disciples, has grown bored with the realities at his
command. There is one reality he has yet to try, the culmination of
his life as an artist: He will venture into the forbidden streets of
the Saint John dead town, and there walk willingly into the open arms
of death. At Santiago's invitation, four of his friends iwll meet in
Saint John to record his death and resurrection. On their way to
witness Santiago's transformation, as the nexroville erupts into the
first volley of a revolution against the living, each will face danger
and adventure in the wild streets of the dead ... and find that life
has changed forever.
Cover blurb of Bantam Spectra edition
Necroville was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction
Association Award in 1994 and nominated for best book of 1994 by the
users of Internet Book
Information Center. The short story The Days of Solomon
Gursky is set against the same background as Necroville.
The American edition is published as Terminal Café.
- Gollancz (hardcover)
- 319 pages. £15.99.
- Bantam Spectra (as Terminal Café; trade paperback)
- 277 pages. $12.95. Cover by Stephen Youll.
- Easton Press (as Terminal Café; hardcover)
- 277 pages. No price.
- SFBC (as Terminal Café; hardcover)
- 277 pages. $8.98. Cover by Stephen Youll.
- Gollancz (paperback)
- 318 pages. £5.99. Cover by Chris Brown.
- Bantam Spectra (as Terminal Café; paperback)
- 343 pages. $5.99. Cover by Steve Youll.
- French Necroville, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi.
- J'ai Lu.
- German Necroville, translated by Horst Pukallus.
- Heyne SF & F, 5461. 493 pages, ISBN 3-453-10914-7. Cover art and illustrations by Jobst Teltschik.
- Italian Necroville, translated by Bernardo Cicchetti.
- Fanucci Editore (Biblioteca di Fantascienza XIV).
- Romanian Necroville.
- Pygmalion Publishing House.
I'm very interested in cover scans of the Easton Press and SFBC
editions as well as of the German and Romanian translations.