Tales from the Nightside

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New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns to the “bizarre and gleefully dangerous backdrop” (Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files) of the Nightside with this landmark collection of short fiction.

Welcome to the Nightside. It’s the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.

Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood’s darkest corners to reveal things that should never come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure.

There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there’s plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside…


“Devotees of Green’s murky, dangerous and utterly captivating Nightside will savor this collection of tales about some of its most notorious and strangely likable denizens […] Green’s wry humor and seemingly boundless imagination ensure that each tale is rich with with and phantasmagoric detail that will enchant fans all over again, and also offers an ideal opportunity for new readers to begin to find their way around this delightfully dark world for the first time.”

RT Book Reviews

“This was a real treat to read. Tales from the Nightside is a must read for any fans of the Nightside series […] If you haven’t ventured into the Nightside, you really should.”

Twin Mom, an “A” rating

“The narration on the stories was solid, giving me a distinctive feel to each character as well as each story. Definitely a better than average reading of the material. Which was solid to begin with […] Of the stories presented, the one that stood out to me the most was around the halfway mark […] A rather interesting piece on people who were celebrating Christmas at the oldest bar in the world. Something about the characters and their lives and motivations spoke to me. In a collection of good stories, this was the gem atop the tree for me. The frosting on the cake.”

Wicked Little Pixie

“A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.”

Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files

Awards & Accolades


Amazon: "Editor's Pick for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy"