First you dream - then you die. In the dark before dawn between dreams and death enter a nightmare zone. For Anne Nielson, London is fast turning from dream city to nightmare. Almost unawares she is sucked into an underworld hell-hole of suburban sleaze merchants, degenerate drug dealers and sadistic 'entertainments' held by chic decadents with prestigious addresses. But this is nothing compared with meeting the monster, who festers at the centre of his own twisted, but highly lucid, dream. He is the immortal life-taker, the creator, the destroyer, the manipulator of all that Anne experiences.
Kim Newman has written numerous acclaimed and successful novels and short stories. He writes slightly more disreputable work as Jack Yeovil, has written for a wide variety of magazines and journals, is a contributing editor for both SIGHT AND SOUND and EMPIRE, and has appeared on (and scripted) a great many radio and television programs, ranging from high-end arts reviews to tacky quiz shows and horror host DR TERROR.