First published in Interzone magazine December 2015: Joel has spent the last five years building maps of an imaginary city to deal with his grief. Or at least he thinks it's imaginary, until someone writes to tell him they used to live there. To Joel, it's just a hobby - a way to blank his mind until he figures out how to move forward to his life. But then things take an increasingly strange turn - and a dark one.
"A final confrontation results in a surprising conclusion. Great story." - SFRevu.
Gary Gibson is one of the UK's leading authors of hard science fiction, space opera and post-apocalyptic fiction with a career stretching over fifteen years and twelve books, including STEALING LIGHT, FINAL DAYS and most recently EXTINCTION GAME.