Necropath Jeff Vaughan comes out of retirement when he is hired by a
ruthless businessman to find out what happened to a lost crew. When he
arrives on Canopus VII, the investigation takes a strange turn as they are
captured by a group of humans inhabiting the planet. They take him to an
underground city, where the true reason for the investigation becomes clear.
Eric Brown began writing when he was fifteen, while living in Australia, and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories, has published over forty books, and his work has been translated into sixteen languages. His latest include the SF novels The Serene Invasion, the collection The Angels of Life and Death, and the crime novel Murder by the Book. He writes a regular science fiction review column for the Guardian newspaper and lives near Dunbar, East Lothian.
His website can be found at: www.ericbrown.co.uk