Subvision

      Andrew McEwan
Subvision

Scherzo Trepan's journey to the underworld begins each morning on the banks of a river. A rusted fridge is his elevator and to the sweat and heat of an incinerator plant he travels. Until one day he wakes up in a hospital to the sight of aliens landing and the sound of a snapped on rubber glove.He searches for his dead sister, Rhiann, whose marriage to the Devil has been arranged by their father as a means of enhancing his job prospects.Accompanied by a three-legged mutant and a spanner, Scherzo makes a perilous descent into Hell, whilst on the surface world plots shift and transubstantiate, past and future conjoin, entities expostulate, characters - living and dead - get stuck on roundabouts."A manic surrealist tapestry of outrageous colours and heady descriptive passages that may well burn holes in your brain. Or make a cat-flap."

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    Rocket Fuel

      Andrew McEwan
Rocket Fuel

A ship. A crew. A version of reality.A ship. A crew. A version of reality.Retrograde makes interstellar travel possible, bending space, twisting time, fuelling conflict. But what if a substitute might be found? Equally dangerous, yet new and improved, and most of all synthesized. It would need to be tested. But how and on whom?

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    Imbroglio

      Andrew McEwan
Imbroglio

Life manifests as an ovegrown, petulant baby, whilst melancholy flirts dangerously with an identity crisis.Michael Tomatoes, artist, sculptor and manic-depressive, is a man at pains to discover the nature of self, even if that means being someone else. A tool of fate, he sticks his fingers in the electric socket of life and wonders about suffering and loss. Is his obsession with numbers the result of a robotic condition, metal under the skin, or a paranoic attempt to decipher the intricacies of a more mundane and human predicament? That is: breathing, sucking in and blowing out all those other selves that compose a reality at once familiar and strange.

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    Underlay

      Andrew McEwan
Underlay

'Meet Thorpe, who has a franchise from Death. Meet his car, a Ventura large and black...'A rhapsody in colour and black and white. A political satire, comic fantasy, detective novel...featuring Death and Romance, Heroes, Villans, Demons, Succubi...confused men, fey women, a child who is fated to replay old records, a journalist whose hair and car are both yellow, two boys in the movie business, another who builds fish, several competing producers/directors...giving up Murder, Treachery, a talking penis...incorporating Pain and an idea of Justice in a city that is all cities, the mother metropolis: ILEUM.

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    Grasslands

      Andrew McEwan
Grasslands

Through H-shaped windows.My name is Broken. I fix things. It's what I do.Do cockroaches have lungs and believe in God? Such questions occupy Vern, whose manic instability is only surpassed by his friend Almeric who is building a hydrogen bomb. If only it would go off.Then there's Ed. Or is there? Ed isn't sure and nobody seems to want to listen.

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    Armwrestling the Dead

      Andrew McEwan
Armwrestling the Dead

When an alien world mutates, who is to say what is and what is not human?Oriel is a planet with a roof, a crusted atmospheric ceiling that falls in chunks like oversized snow. The snow is alive, the Ologists joke. It mimics life, but only out of the corner of your eye...or behind your back.Oriel is a far-flung world whose raw potential is contested, although not understood. A deliberately crashed spaceship throws the planet's atmosphere into turmoil, kick-starting an evolutionary process that accelerates out of control. There is indigenous life on Oriel but in a form unrecognised by man. Soon though this, along with man himself, is transmuted into a pastiche of Earth-like forms, people and buildings grown from the land itself in a matter of days, briefly flourishing before falling into conflict and decay. It is difficult to tell what is human and what mutant. A few surviving humans struggle to make sense of this new world, whilst others are drawn to Oriel in a hopeless search for answers, redemption and even lost love.In the end even reality itself is twisted.

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    The Pale Maraud

      Andrew McEwan
The Pale Maraud

Death's mute champion on a bloody sojourn through the warring seasons of Hell.Born to suckle from a dead mother, his features twisted and right arm withered, Jerian endures an existence equally warped, arming himself against all of mankind, a reluctant herald of the damned.Made a puppet, with one limb wood, he steals a passage through a ravaged land, ultimately to conquer the sun.

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