Boots

      Phillip Donnelly / Humor / Science Fiction
Boots

From a rat’s eye view of the London blitz to a cadaver with a complaint about the size of her coffin, this collection of short stories brings us into a comically surreal world that will leave you questioning your ability to tell up from down.From a rat’s eye view of the London blitz to a cadaver with a complaint about the size of her coffin, this collection of short stories brings us into a comically surreal world that will leave you questioning your ability to tell up from down.What the characters in these stories have in common is their passage through a moment of crisis: the teacher who must face down an aggressive student in the award winning Interactive Classroom; Shep, the sheep-turned sheep dog, who wants to turn back the clock and become a sheep again; or the paranoid David Vincent, who is convinced the office he works in is being infiltrated by alien imposters who are now coming for him. In terms of genre, the stories range from the post-modernist science fiction of 6 Hits from the Safe Zone, The Mission and Debt, Death and Deletion to the more macabre dark humour of Guest in the Attic and The Undertaker’s Complaint. Historical fiction is also included, with an alcoholic Churchill burping his way to greatness. Some works place comedy to the fore, such as The Interactive Sexual Attraction Device.If we tire of fiction, travel writing brings us back to the real world, in which the author offers his unique perspective on China, India and Lebanon. The Boots anthology finishes with samples from the author’s novels, converted into short stories.All the pieces in this collection have been published in various locations and are now brought together in one collection. Take your psyche for a walk with Boots.
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    The Inaction Man

      Phillip Donnelly / Humor / Actions & Adventure / Science Fiction
The Inaction Man

Inaction Man, a quixotic superhero, lives as a bum on the streets of Paris, defending humanity against the forces of evil. He possesses the gift of sight, allowing him to see things that aren't really there, and exploits his superhuman powers of inaction, which enable him to do nothing for a very long period of time.Inaction Man lives as a bum on the streets of Paris defending humanity against the forces of evil. He possesses the gift of sight, allowing him to see things that aren't really there, aided by the consumption of copious amounts of methylated spirit vision juice. He also exploits his superhuman powers of inaction, which enable him to do nothing for a very long period of time. Together with his assistant, a broken bicycle called Symbol, and the world’s second great superhero, the Illogical Woman, he fights action with inaction. Watch him battle the dark pan-dimensional forces that surround us. From shape shifters masquerading as park attendants, to changelings who wear the skin of junkies, to vampire sewer rats and crack dwelling spectres. Only Inaction Man stands between us and the dark lords who wish to end time and space.A must read for all mortals. Let Inaction Man help you to escape the fatal fog of routine and stop your innards being ossified.
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    The Conscript the Girl and the Virus

      Phillip Donnelly / Humor / Science Fiction
The Conscript the Girl and the Virus

A drop out is conscripted to defend city against imminent zombov attack.A drop out is conscripted to defend city against imminent zombov attack. Buddied up with the girl of his dreams, Private Fluffy lurches his way through basic training. Will the heifferfolk be as difficult to deal with as Captain McGuire?Echoes of Catch 22, traces of Zone 1, a whiff of Adrian Mole and a dash of World War Z – what more could you want from an apocalypse novel?
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