A short story volume, including: The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things; The Poplar Street Study – a blackly comedic account of an alien invasion; Face Value; The Dragon’s Head; The War of the Roses; Contention; Recalling Cinderella; Other Planes; The Bog People; Wild Boys (Variations on a Theme); The View From Venus; Praxis – a story about a theatre wherein  the real and the unreal collide. The Gate of Ghosts –  a child journeys to a strange and deadly world. Cover art by Tito Salomini.