Xaphan is the immortal devil of creation who just escaped the rules of Hell. He is gifted in creating things like link-ups that allow him to travel between worlds, only he isn’t supposed to use this gift. He’s supposed to give it to his brother to undo, because this is how things balance in Hell.
Breaking the rules is thrilling. On the run in another world, Xaphan finds a quiet haven where he plans to hide away. With his gal Eve at his side, his future is as shiny as the forbidden apples he enjoys… until his brother finds him.
Will these devils realise how damned they are or will Eve win another devil over with her forbidden fruit?
I am so excited to be a part of this awesome anthology!
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Published today – Existence is Elsewhen, Science Fiction anthology headlined by
Twenty stories from twenty great writers, also including Rhys Hughes, Christopher Nuttall and
DARTFORD, KENT – 18 March 2016 – Elsewhen Press, an independent UK publisher specialising in
Speculative Fiction, is delighted to announce the publication today of Existence is Elsewhen, an anthology of
twenty science fiction stories from twenty great writers. According to Peter Buck, Editorial Director at
Elsewhen Press, “The title paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism,
perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a
wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what
Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011. We
were thrilled when John agreed to headline.”
Headlining the collection is John Gribbin, with a worrying vision of medical
research in the near future. Future global healthcare is the theme of
J. A. Christy’s story, while the ultimate in spare part surgery is where
Dave Weaver takes the reader. Edwin Hayward’s search for a renewable
protein source turns out to be digital; and Tanya Reimer’s story with
characters we think we know, gives pause for thought about another food we
all take for granted. Evolution is examined too, with Andy McKell’s chilling
tale of what states could become if genetics are used to drive policy. Similarly,
Robin Moran’s story explores the societal impact of an undesirable
evolutionary trend, while Douglas Thompson provides a truly surreal warning
of an impending disaster that will reverse evolution, with dire consequences.
On a lighter note, there is satire as Steve Harrison uncovers who really owns
the Earth (and why); and Ira Nayman, who uses the surreal alternative
realities of his Transdimensional Authority series as the setting for a detective story mash-up of Agatha
Christie and Dashiel Hammett. Pursuing the crime-solving theme, Peter Wolfe explores life, and death, on a
space station, while Stefan Jackson follows a police investigation into some bizarre cold-blooded murders in
a cyberpunk future. Going into the past, albeit an 1831 set in the alternate Britain of his Royal Sorceress
series, Christopher Nuttall reports on an investigation into a girl with strange powers.
Strange powers in the present-day is the theme for Tej Turner, who tells a poignant tale of how extra-sensory
perception makes it easier for a husband to bear his dying wife’s last few days. Difficult decisions are the
theme of Chloe Skye’s heart-rending story exploring personal sacrifice. Relationships aren’t always so close,
as Susan Oke’s tale demonstrates, when sibling rivalry is taken to the limit. Relationships are the backdrop to
Peter R. Ellis’s story where a spectacular mid-winter event on a newly-colonised distant planet involves a
Madonna and Child. Coming right back to Earth and in what feels like an almost imminent future,
Siobhan McVeigh tells a cautionary tale for anyone thinking of using technology to deflect the blame for
their actions. Building on the remarkable setting of Pera from her LiGa series, and developing Pera’s
legendary Book of Shadow, Sanem Ozdural spins the creation myth of the first light tree in a lyrical and
poetic song. Also exploring language, the master of fantastika and absurdism, Rhys Hughes, extrapolates the
way in which language changes over time, with an entertaining result.
Existence is Elsewhen, published today by Elsewhen Press on popular eBook platforms, will also be available
in paperback from the 25th March with a launch at the 2016 Eastercon in Manchester.
Elsewhen Press is an independent publisher of Speculative Fiction. Based in the UK, in the South East of
England, Elsewhen Press publishes titles in English in digital and print editions, adopting a digital-first
policy for most titles. Elsewhen Press is an imprint of Alnpete Limited.
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