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Short stories with a science-fiction twist. The Journey - Eva and Tom emerge from a train wreck to discover a deserted and partially destroyed London. What has happened to Tom's family? Gideon's Road - Gideon wakes to find himself lying in a ditch on a lonely country road. Is that his real name, and why can't he remember his life from before? I Think You Knew My Father - Journalist Marc Harrison bends the rules to get a place on the first manned mission to Mars - and lives to regret it.
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CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Second-hand furniture shop owner Sheila takes delivery of an old kitchen unit. It needs a good clean before she can put it on sale, and Sheila looks forward to seeing it restored to something near its former glory. But this piece of kitchen furniture has a secret… HOUSEBOUND – Alice hasn’t been outside in a long time. With her husband working away, and her HouseBot driving her to new heights of despair, Alice makes a bid for freedom… THE ACCOUNTANT - Harold Plum is a very diligent accountant and finds unemployment not at all to his liking. So when he lands a new position, he is determined to get to the bottom of some rather curious anomalies… MINDING MAMA – Several hundred years into Earth’s future, humanity has fled underground after decades of intense solar flare activity has severely damaged the ozone layer, allowing UV radiation through. But Cyril and his fellow FarmBot Celia are wearing out… *soon to be a full-length graphic novel! THE LONG DRIVE – In the summer of 2019, an ambulance crew on a Category One calls see a car veer off the road and down a steep embankment. When local police investigate, they find no signs of a recent accident. What they do find is much more disturbing…
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Twenty-third century Detective James Moran’s daughter is dying. A cancer pandemic targeting adolescents is sweeping the globe, thanks to a mutation in the ‘Methuselah gene’ which has successfully extended life for most of the population. If a cure cannot be found, humanity could face extinction within one generation. Moran travels back in time in a desperate attempt to stop the Methuselah gene therapy program being implemented – but he arrives four decades too early. Unable to return to his own time, Moran must wait until 2018 to complete his mission. Can he avoid changing his own timeline? An accident in 1990 has far-reaching consequences not just for Moran and the young woman who will discover the Methuselah gene in 2018, but for Detective Inspector Ian Hammond of the Manchester police. Set in modern-day Manchester, where the quietly intense world of the scientific researcher meets the pedestrian and sometimes violent reality of the twenty-first century detective, ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ is a blend of science-fiction and gritty crime mystery.