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Beneath Midnight This novella appeared in Delirium Book’s New Dark Voices, along with stories by Michael Oliveri and Gene O’Neill. It’s a great introduction to the city, and stands completely alone. Strange goings-on at the Carnival involve a city legend, a fantastic and magical clock, and the Spider Dragon.
Once Upon a Time in Midnight This novel is a great introduction to the city, and stands completely alone. Thomas Midnight makes a wrong turn and finds he cannot leave. He also finds a few other things, including people like Mr. Zero and Uncle Knuckles, Archibald “The Duke” Carrington (mayor), and the Wandering Reverend. He quickly discovers the only escape from this city is death.
There are other stories that involve Midnight in some way. Thus far, not a single story requires any previous knowledge or introduction to the city. They stand alone. Ultimately, however, they lead somewhere…