THE JAMES LOVEGROVE COLLECTION VOLUME 1
2 December 2014
Two of James Lovegrove’s early works – weird, satirical, Ballardesque – are here collected in a beautiful new edition.
‘One of the UK SF scene’s most interesting, challenging and adventurous authors’
Saxon Bullock, SFX
Nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award
Days is a gigastore the size of a small city, whose security are licensed to kill and whose seven owners brood in the penthouse, far removed from the desperate scramble of consumerism. But at what price commerce? Security man Frank has lost his reflection, Books are entering a localised war with Computers, and there is a riot in Third World Instruments. Time for another flash sale...
‘Endlessly inventive and savage in its humour, Lovegrove’s novel gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “shop till you drop”’
Nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award
When the village of Downbourne is raided and schoolmaster Fen Morris’s wife Moira is snatched, there are no authorities to turn to. In the absence of its government – in exile in the Caribbean following the ‘Unlucky Gamble’ – and subject to random bombings and leaflet drops, the UK is lawless and falling apart. Their marriage was a disaster, but Fen sets out to recover her anyway; but does she even want rescuing?
‘This is the first book I’ve read this year that I can unequivocally recommend to everyone’