Alien encounters, dinosaurs, time travel, the surveillance state, life on distant planets, and love in the not-too-distant future. Told from the perspectives of widely different characters and in a variety of narrative styles, The Crashing Tide is a genre-spanning collection of weird, evocative, and thought provoking stories.
Includes the stories:
Chewing The Air And Speaking In Tongues
The Grand Overlord’s Speech
The Spaceman In Room Four
A Teaspoon Of Salt In A Glass Of Water
There Could Be No Escape
The Crashing Tide
Just Another Feeling
I Just Wanted You To Know
Offence Is The Best Defence
Thank You For Your Assistance
Yap Yap Yap
We Need To Talk
To Sleep And Have Pleasant Dreams
Skin On Skin
Stop me if you’ve heard this one…
An overbearing older brother, his snide younger brother, and their whiney sister walk into a bar…
No, wait: make it an exclusive cryogenic facility hidden high in the alps, where the absurdly rich have their bodies frozen to await resurrection in a distant future free from human suffering.
Add in a dead mother, a will worth hundreds of millions of pounds, and the wicked witch of the west’s spiritual successor and you have a recipe for… disaster?
Have you ever heard of Bielefeld?
Have you ever been to Bielefeld?
Have you ever met anybody who has?
Jacob Młnarczyk is an aimless drifter, who quits his dead-end supermarket job and embarks on a journey to Bielefeld, a city that doesn’t exist.
Along the way, Jacob wanders through strange worlds both real and imaginary. Beset by hallucinations and anxiety attacks, he discovers that there are some things in this world actually worth giving a shit about.
A mystical trek through dreams, drugs, and alien worlds, The Bielefeld Chronicle is a surreal, tongue-in-cheek love letter to the social science fiction of Delany, Heinlein, and LeGuinn.
Inspired by the psychedelic and psychological science fiction of the 1960’s and ’70’s, the Bielefeld Chronicle is a surreal encounter with life, death, love, and betrayal — one that combines elements of magical realism and science fiction to create a fantastical, allegorical journey into the mind.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an intelligent machine?
Muriel doesn’t need to ask, because she is that machine.
Through the eyes of the human race that created her, we follow Muriel’s growing-pains as she learns the scope of her powers and comes to terms with her limitations. From the playful rebellion of youth to the serious moral quagmire of her responsibility to the humanity that gave her life…
Muriel is the thought-provoking and unconventional story of the world’s first true Artificial Intelligence, and the subtle and not so subtle effects that such an Artificial Intelligence could have on the world.