Dream London and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$7.19
Qty:1
  • List Price: $7.99
  • Save: $0.80 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dream London Mass Market Paperback – October 29, 2013


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.19
$2.33 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Dream London + London Falling
Price for both: $14.38

Buy the selected items together
  • London Falling $7.19

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Solaris (October 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781081743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781081747
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Tony Ballantyne dares to dream...succeeds beyond all expectation. (Locus)

About the Author

Tony Ballantyne is the author of Twisted Metal, Blood and Iron and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories. Tony grew up in County Durham in the North East of England. He studied Maths at Manchester University before moving to London where he taught Maths and IT. His first SF sale was “The Sixth VNM” which appeared in Interzone 138. Since then he has had short stories appear in magazines and anthologies worldwide. He has also written romantic fiction and satirical pieces for various magazines such as Private Eye. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. He now lives in Oldham with his wife and two children. His hobbies are playing the piano, accordion and cornet. He also enjoys walking and cycling.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 12 customer reviews
I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book quite like this one.
Matthew Scott Baker
He's one of the most interesting characters I've read about in urban fantasy books.
"Seregil of Rhiminee"
Very imaginative writing, I'll be looking for more from Mr Ballantyne.
Teresa Pietersen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "Seregil of Rhiminee" on October 10, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Tony Ballantyne's Dream London is a delightfully gritty new weirdish urban fantasy book. It's one of the freshest and most exciting takes on urban fantasy I've had a pleasure to read, because it's a thrilling combination of science fiction, fantasy and new weird elements. It's a refreshingly original book that differs quite a lot from several other urban fantasy books.

I'm a bit difficult to please when it comes to urban fantasy. Urban fantasy can be fun to read, but normally too many urban fantasy books are boring and tend to recycle the same stories etc, so they're not my kind of books. Fortunately there are books like Dream London out there that feel like a breath of fresh air, because they differ from the normal urban fantasy books.

Here's a bit of information about the story:

Captain Jim Wedderburn is asked by the Cartel to find out what's going on in Dream London and why the places change every night. Soon things become even more interesting, because he is asked to work for the Daddio... This is the beginning of a weird story that will keep you turning pages until you've reached the last page.

Before I write anything else, it's good to say that if you thought that you knew everything about London, you can forget all the things you know, because this book offers you a totally new kind of vision of London. Things are different in Dream London, because it's a twisted and skewed version of the real London.

Tony Ballantyne draws the reader into the world of Dream London from the first chapter and keeps on delivering surprises and plot twists along the way. The journey towards the end is filled with memorable characters and unique visions of a different kind of London that is gradually changing shape.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Chitty on November 1, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Until fairly recently I hadn't realised that Tony Ballantyne was releasing a new novel. I'd read Twisted Metal a few years back on its release and very much enjoyed his depiction of a robot only society and its workings. I never did get around to the sequel, Blood and Iron, instead deciding to patiently await the completion of the Penrose trilogy before diving in further. However, due to a variety of personal factors the final novel was delayed, and news on his next novel - whatever it was - dried up. And then I saw the cover for Dream London, done by the unmistakable hand of Joey Hi-Fi - that in itself was enough to draw me in. And then I read the synopsis...

First off let me say that Dream London is one of those books that just gets hold of you and drags you into its world. There isn't any other way to describe it, and even that barely communicates just how involved you become once you start turning the pages and walking the streets of this - quite frankly - unique and wondrous city. Above all else, that's the one thing that has stuck with me after coming away from Dream London. Yes, the story, characters, and general weirdness of this novel all add up to make it one hell of a read, but it's the setting that is its greatest achievement.

Ballantyne makes many references to London's landmarks throughout the novel, but whether you know them or not hardly matters as they're far from normal in the streets of Dream London. Things are all over the show - and that's very much part of the charm. While initially this seems to be complete fantasy, there is a hint underneath it all to suggest that isn't quite the case.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Pietersen VINE VOICE on March 4, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Never having heard of Tony Ballantyne I read the back cover and was intrigued.
This is science fiction, urban fantasy and dreams made real.
Truly a gem of a find, unusual, weird and strange all in one.
Very imaginative writing, I'll be looking for more from Mr Ballantyne.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Scott Baker on November 25, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Thanks to author/editor Tim Marquitz, I have recently become a huge fan of Urban Fantasy. In case you don’t recall, Tim was the editor of Angelic Knight Press’s book MANIFESTO UF. I had read UF before, but I didn’t really fall in love with it until the publication of Tim’s book. This is partly what drew me to DREAM LONDON, the latest release of author Tony Ballantyne. And I’m sure glad it did; this book is chocked full of quirky characters and amazing landscapes, a true cult classic in the making.

I didn’t really know what to expect before I started reading this one. I had a vague synopsis, but it did nothing to prepare me for what was to come. This book took me by surprise, and that is certainly not a bad thing.

DREAM LONDON is written well, with smooth prose and flowing dialogue. I particularly enjoy how it is written in a first-person perspective. It is this, as well as Ballantyne’s frequent use of dialogue to move the story along that I like most about his writing. He does not overdo descriptive narratives but instead lets his characters convey the pertinent information the reader needs.

But the other true winner of DREAM LONDON is the story itself. Vast in scope and perfect in its execution, this book will mesmerize readers from the first page. I was sad to see the book end, however I could certainly see myself revisiting its pages in the future.

The world that Ballantyne creates is fantastic but very believable. And the concept behind his world creation is nothing short of brilliant. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book quite like this one.

DREAM LONDON is a major win from a major talent. I have not read any of Ballantyne’s other works, but I will certainly do so now. This book is available now in a variety of formats so give it a look.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?