The Constellation of Alarion & Other Stories - PDF
Ten insightful science fiction tales from one of British sci-fi and fantasy's most intriguing authors.
John Houlihan is best known for his Cthulhu mythos and historical fantasy series¸ but this is his first major collection of sci-fi stories¸ including debut play¸ Bomber Command.
In Most Exalted¸ plunge into the starchy corridors of a veteran's care home¸ where a former intergalactic tyrant has sought refuge from his many pursuers. But as his carefully constructed mask begins to slip¸ will his nefarious past finally catch up with him?
In Charioteer¸ join Soola¸ sister and driver to gladiatorial champion Nique¸ in a far future where countries settle disputes the old fashioned way¸ trial by combat. As the eve of a great contest draws close and Nique grows ever more arrogant and dissolute¸ will Soola finally step out of his shadow and embrace her true destiny?
In The Constellation of Alarion¸ a fabulous treasure lies hidden in the midst of a deadly labyrinth. Three intergalactic rogues have set their hearts on gaining this great treasure¸ if they can overcome the maze's many lethal traps and their own bumbling inadequacies.
Explore ten tantalising tales and take a glimpse into a beguiling sci-fi future from one of fantastic fiction's most fascinating talents.