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The Peacock Cloak

by Chris Beckett

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A new short story collection from Edge Hill Prize winning author Chris Beckett, containing previously uncollected stories.

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A rather average collection.

Atomic truth

In a networked near future, all the connectivity keeps people isolated - only one outsider sees reality.

Two thieves

In a far future which has mostly lost technology, two hardened prisoners on work detail
discover something...and each one learns a different lesson.

Jonny's new job

A satirical tale of what happens when a social worker fails to prevent a child in his care being murdered by a parent. What happens is mob justice, combined with a surprise for one of the mob.

The caramel forest

Wierd story about a little girl who alone seems to be communicate with the silent alien fauna on a colonised planet.


A desperate father offers himself for experimentation to get his family to a safe haven...

The famous cave paintings on Isolus 9

Clancy, a writer, is very much in love with Elena. Since she is afraid of space travel, he sets off alone for Isolus 9 to view the famous paintings made by the original colonists. What he finds changes him deeply.

Rat island

Rather hysterical tale about global warming.

Day 29

The instant passage back from a colony seems to wipe recent memory. Nice idea,
but goes nowhwere...

Our land

A teacher slips through alternate Britains....

The dessicated man

A jaded, cynical spacer gets his just desserts....


A man meets a runaway from somewhere else which spurs him to change his life..

The peacock cloak

Superbeings and a cloak debate life. Tedious. ( )
  AlanPoulter | Aug 17, 2014 |
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