Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Preview The Isolation



ISOLATION Space is the first paperback anthology presenting 20 of Mark Cantrell’s short stories in one singular volume.

Most of the stories have appeared in small press magazines, while others have gained an airing on the author’s literary blog 'A Penny's Worth Of Dread' (now defunct), but this is the first time they have appeared together in one bound edition.



Isolation Space


An Anthology Of Short Fiction By Mark Cantrell
Copyright © March 2009

The stories presented within the covers of Isolation Space combine to make an eclectic collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and some more esoteric works of a more literary nature. One thing is certain – you won’t be disappointed.

The 284-page paperback, perfect-bound edition is published by Lulu and is set to follow in a range of digital format editions. Meanwhile, read a preview of the tales to come...

Isolation Space, Published By Lulu, is now available from LULU. ISBN: 978-1-4092-7030-0.

Content Preview: The Full Melange

Window Gazers
There’s something fiendish outside, so are you sure you’re sitting comfortably? Then let us begin…


Affordable Housing
An Englishman’s home is his castle, until they want the land for regeneration…


Brain Drain
Alcohol and brains don’t tend to mix well, unless you’re feeling peckish that is…


Time Changeth The Man
Step outside the Hive and see the world from a new perspective. Be warned – it can be an unsettling experience. How can any creature possibly live like this? Find out inside…


The Rise & Fall Of Sisyphus
We all have our ups and downs in life, but when it comes to being stuck in a rut, this old Greek legend really had it made – or so he thought…


A Walk In The Woods
When the most beautiful woman in the world begs a humble woodcutter for her life, there’s only one way for him to fulfil her wish – he must wield the axe…


To Heal The World
Only Man was able to save the world. Well naturally, since He was the one killing it – but He saved the Old Girl in the end. Pity He wasn’t around to enjoy it…


Of Unicorns & Vampyres
Blood will out, it is said; when a group of vampires go looking for their origins, what they discover is more than they can stomach…


Sinners In Streaming Video
These days it takes real dedication and commitment for a modern author to get themselves noticed, but maybe the publicity stunts can be taken too far. Reality television is all very well, after all, but isn’t a live execution for heresy a little extreme? Still, think of the Royalties…


At Death’s Door
There’s a door in the mind that keeps the ghosts of the past firmly locked at bay, but that door can be forced open – and when it does…


Ghost Of Sarajevo
Another time, another war, but either this correspondent is going nuts or the city is haunted…


There Is No Sanctuary Here
Pity the strangers among us, for there is little mercy in the world we made for them – but is it possible their presence hints that some ember of hope still smoulders in our hearts? Hear their call…


One For The Road
The perils of hitch-hiking pale against experience when Sarah finds herself picked up by a vampire with the hots for her. She can run but she can’t hide – especially from her true self…


Shopping For Katie
For the modern consumer planning that perfect baby, it pays to shop around – and read the small print in the warranty too…


One Way Trip
When a salvage crew scavenging the outer rings of Saturn turns up the long-lost hulk of a generation ship, it seems like an easy fortune – but deep inside ancient evil thirsts. In space nobody can hear the children of the night howl…


Nathan’s Friend
Tonight’s the night – that Nathan cuts loose a close and personal friend. They’ve been a team since adolescence, but enough is enough, he’s got Nathan into trouble once too often – so it’s time for some blood and retribution…


Deadly Night Shade
She was the one who was afraid of the dark, that’s why the other vamps in her gang laughingly called her Shade, but she’s the one still breathing – and she’s stalking the man who slaughtered them. So, he’s just another vampire-slayer – right? Think again. Shade is in for one hell of a surprise…


Joe’s Last Meal
First contact is a delicate and harrowing business, so when the aliens do drop in for lunch, be careful where you take them. The fate of the world rests on the menu…


An Englishman’s Home Is A…
Can’t afford to buy or rent a home – then this is the ideal solution to solve the housing crisis…


Taste Of The Night Life
A night on the town is all very well, but maybe a date with the city’s pre-eminent vampire slayer isn’t exactly a long-term prospect. It’s not what you think – and he sure as hell ain’t Buffy…


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