Publication date: December 2007
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A bundle of stories from Graeme S. Houston; they run (though not in sequence) from his very earliest works to his very latest. From Thrillers to Serial Killers, from Philosophical Speculation to Speculative Fiction, within this volume is something for everyone. Mistaken (Thriller) Arisa watches in horror as a dark shadowy figure swoops upon Roberto, and in the man's hand flashes the silver of a wicked blade, brought around to where Roberto stands. She can do nothing but watch that brutal moment, while her world spins about her in a disconnected spiral of uncomprehending thoughts. At the back of her mind a little voice is screaming for her to run, for she is next, and it's a long dark night... A Last Wish (Literary) Melanie is lost, and driving through the darkest and most empty reaches of Scotland trying to find a town or a village, while that stranger follows behind her in another car, and in her terror the night seems to last eons. Dark shapes flit past the windows as she drives on through the dark forests, and spooky moors. All is not as it seems and unbeknownst to Melanie her mother is ill and needs her; but fate has already set its will against her. Chemical Therapy (Speculative) One day you'll wake up, and have that kind of bad day; a worst day ever, a last day ever, and your back chatting A.I. called Tanya is only going to make it worse! Loyalty Comes at a Price (Thriller) Katie Song drives into Star Hill in Kuala Lumpur to meet with her client, and it wouldn't take a rocket scientist to work out that she is pissed off. What fool pisses off an assassin anyway? But don't worry, as always, our darling Katie is dressed to kill. Beside the Balcony (Literary) Jenna is a composer, but as she is sitting her her piano, gazing out of the balcony for inspiration, a dark shape falls past. She rushes to the balcony to find a figure so far below. Shocked, she calls the police, and when they appear they find something deeply disturbing, a note that suggests it was Jenna who drove him to suicide. If that's not bad enough, things are about to get a whole load worse... No More Than Two (Speculative) Humanity is under threat from an advanced alien civilisation, and only a ship left by the great explorer Yeatts can save us. Not everyone believes that ship is a blessing, and many fear it; they believe that it might not be all its made out to be, that it might be some trojan or secret weapon. Do we use it, or not? When all is nearly lost, only then will we risk it? The House of Childhood Memories (Literary) Sagundalah sits with her feet in that pond where she played as a child, and all the memories drift back to her. She remembers all the years of visiting her grandparents, and all the happy times. It's both sad and joyous being here; her grandparents are gone but she sees them everywhere she looks. While she sits there, lost in the years gone by, bulldozers are making their way up the hill, to tear down her grandparents' house. The Whispers Before the Scream (Speculative) Eve Astrid is the most dangerous killer in Earth's long history, and she has escaped, walked out from the highest security prison ever built, as if it was nothing. Robert Morrow has been put on the case. She looks so innocent, barely seventeen, the kind of girl you would give your life to protect, and yet... is that the mistake they all make? Folding Infinity (Speculative) What if, in searching for the theory that underpins everything, we find the very thing that underpins everything...