A lonely, overweight vampire tends a sleazy video store in inner-city Sydney...
A multi-billionaire sacrifices everything to become Earth's first ambassador to the stars...
A legendary time-travelling assassin finds himself pitted against the greatest detective that never was...
A young father goes to extraordinary lengths to save his child after a car accident...
A collection of works old and new from the pen of Tasmanian author Dirk Flinthart, these stories deliver a perilous gauntlet of speculative fiction from contemporary fantasy through thoughtful science fiction all the way to disturbing horror. A dizzying, eclectic display of accomplished storytelling grounded in a deeply human emotional landscape, this book is sure to strike fire.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
the first martian (original to collection)
the flatmate from hell
the ballad of farther-on jones
eschaton and coda
faith (original to collection)
fortitude valley station, 2.15am
a friend in the trade (original to collection)
sanction (a Night Beast story)
no hard feelings (original to collection)
the fletcher test
the last word
tough (original to collection)
one night stand
gaslight a go go
night shift (original to collection)