|Roots of Street Names
Most of the names of streets in the town originate from the names of
authors. Let's make all of their roots clear.
| South Side (from
SILENT HILL 2&3)
The setting for the second and third games is the south
bank of Toluca Lake, South Vale. Including the thin
alleyways, all thirteen streets originate from the names
||1 Nathan Ave.
A fantasy author who also writes poetry and the
like. His representative works include Portrait
of Jennie, The Adventures of Tapiola, and Long
2 Wiltse Rd.
A novelist who is also active as a movie and tv
scriptwriter. Among others, his representative
works are Home Again and Prayer for the Dead.
3 Lindsey St.
A mystery writer whose specialty is
psychological thrillers. His representative
works include the Stuart Haydon series and A
4 Vachss Rd.
An unconventional author who is also active as
an attorney specializing in child abuse cases.
He debuted with Flood, a novel set in his native
|5 Martin St.
His specialty is powerful, hard-boiled
psychological thrillers such as Lie to Me and
6 Katz St.
His representative works include Facemaker and
Surprise Party. Katz's forte is suspense with a
science fiction theme.
7 Sanders St.
After being active as a journalist, Sanders
debuted as an author at the age of 50 with The
Anderson Tapes. Works such as his Deadly Sin
series are famous.
8 Neely St.
He became a writer after working at a newspaper
publishing company. Among others, his
representative works are The Plastic Nightmare
and A Madness of the Heart. Neely has a
cult-like following among certain fans.
Harris is the creator of Doctor Hannibal Lecter.
He is known for works such as The Silence of the
Lambs and for being a rather unprolific writer,
as he has had a total of only four novels
10 Saul St.
A leading figure in the horror novel world said
to be second only to King and Koontz. His
representative works include Guardian and
His specialty is suspense novels with a theme of
computers. Munson's representative works are Fan
Mail and Night Vision.
12 Rendell St.
An authoress who is called the queen of the
world of contemporary English mystery. Her
representative works include Simisola and the
Inspector Wexford series.
13 Carroll St.
A modern horror author whose specialty is dark
depictions like The Land of Laughs and After
Silence. He currently resides in Vienna.
| North Side (from
| OLD SILENT HILL
~ residential area
What became the setting for the first game
is the north bank of Toluca Lake. Starting
with Bachman Road, most of the streets have
collapsed and are impassable.
| 1 Finney St.
Representative works: From Time to Time, The
Woodrow Wilson Dime.
2 Matheson St.
Representative works: Where There's a Will,
3 Bloch St.
He is famous as the original author of
4 Bradbury St.
Representative works: The Martian
Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451.
5 Midwich St.
from Village of the Damned
Midwich Street originates not from an author
but from the name of the town in the movie
Village of the Damned.
6 Levin St.
Representative work: Rosemary's Baby.
7 Bachman Rd.
Richard Bachman is Steven King's pen name.
8 Ellroy St.
Representative works: L.A. Confidential.
| CENTRAL SILENT HILL
~ business district
Bloch Street and Sagan Street are connected
by a bridge that can be raised and lowered.
The two streets join the business district
with the residential area.
1 Sagan St.
Representative works: Contact, Cosmos.
2 Koonts St.
Dean R. Koontz
Representative work: The Face of Fear.
3 Crichton St.
He is the original author of works such as
4 Wilson St.
Representative works: Encyclopedia of
Murder, The Occult.
5 Simmons St.
Representative works: Song of Kali, Hyperion.
| South Park ~ Lake Side
~ resort area
There are only two new streets here. The "W"
in W. Sandford is an abbreviation for
"West." Bachman Road connects to the street
of the same name in the residential area.
1 Sandford St.
His representative works include Sudden Prey
and the Prey series. Sandford is also a
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist.
2 Craig St.
Her real name is Lillian Craig Reed. She is
an authoress who previously worked as a
newspaper reporter. Although she has more
than one pen name, she has had a number of
psychological thrillers such as Gone published under the name Kit Craig.
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