'They were truly awake, now, the memories.'
A tale of time, love, memory, and fate, interweaving past and present as a man faces up to the consequences of a decision he made as a teenager on a... More > bomb-site in postwar London. Jack returns to the Badlands to confront the memories of Callie, the strange, wild girl he loved and lost. But as Jack recalls the events of his youth, he finds that things that are dead and buried can still be dangerous - and fascinating. 'The Badlands' is a remarkable short novel that shows Michael Chislett's unique vision at its most compelling.< Less
Five stories of the strange, the eerie, the baffling, and the disturbing.
'The Regulars': What could be more harmless than research into Victorian pub signs? Even if they do seem to have some... More > strange, hidden significance...
'The Befriender' - A modern cult purports to be a revival of an ancient mystery religion. An unscrupulous journalist decides to expose it.
'Skirmish': A group of office workers go on a paint-balling weekend; but is it really a good idea to develop that killer instinct?
'The Glyphs': A lonely academic comes to admire the graffiti that livens up a grim railway station; then something starts to destroy it.
'The Ptolemaic System': A modern researcher is interested in the ideas of an obscure 17th century polymath. But what was his true legacy?< Less