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Foreclosure: The Bank of Friends has sent Colin into the drowned remains of London to collect what collateral he can on a defaulted home loan. Colin may be an expert at smallprint, but is he looking at the right form?
Originally published in Qualia Nous, which is still available. Republished in Digital Fiction’s Quickfic Anthology 2, which is available on Kindle.
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Arctic Adagio: Getting away from the rule of law sounds like a great idea when you want to avoid taxes, but it’s not so great once there’s a murderer on the loose. The richest people in the world have just found that out the hard way, and now it’s down to Superintendent Rex Harme to find who killed one of them before they hold him responsible for it.
Caresway: It’s the pill that cures depression. More than that, it can make you a success in business. But would you take the quick route to the CEO’s chair if the price was becoming a psychopath?
Flight of the Silkworm: Persia is a centurion of the Silken, the most feared soldiers on Terraform Dee. As her days of flying beneath a silk sail are ended by injury, she is sent to spy on a possible enemy of the Silken where she finds both danger and opportunity.
Winner of the 2014 James White Award. First published in Interzone 253 and reprinted in the Year’s Best Science Fiction of 2014 which is available from Amazon US, UK, Canada and all other national sites..
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Jack Liberty’s Son: Jack Liberty’s job is to steal corpses from the gallows and take them to surgeon-anatomist Guillaume Sempre. In return for his loyalty, Sempre has taken on Jack’s son as an apprentice. But what are they really doing with all those dead bodies?
Spookmoth: As the new nation of Pacifica secedes from a drought-ridden USA, Carl McTeague is spying on the negotiations with cyborg insects. But who is the mysterious woman who managed to knock over his drink when she had the whole hotel garden to herself?
First published in Wicked Words Quarterly #1, which is no longer available. Spookmoth is available as a standalone ebook on Kindle, available from:
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Under the Hooked Cross: The new biologist in the Nazi German space station is not what he seems, but low earth orbit is not the best place for a crisis of conscience.
Originally published by Lillibridge Press. Kindle edition available from Amazon:
Cover design by Manda Benson