Chapter 1

Tentative notes:

The title of this chapter alludes to a late-1800s poem called "The City of Dreadful Night."

Damien, the owner of the apartment where Cayce Pollard wakes up, is based on real-life video director Chris Cunningham. His popular music videos include the ones for Madonna's "Frozen" and for Björk's "All Is Full of Love" (additional info here):

And just like that, the female robot props mentioned several times in Chapter 1 finally make sense.

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