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"From the pen of
Mr Erik Clevedon, Peculiar Lives is another 'scientific romance'
along the lines of The Coming Times and The Star Beasts. Exotic
colour is added by the character of an American Negro detective,
Honoré Lechasseur, and his delightful English companion Miss
Once a celebrated
author of 'scientific romances', Erik Clevedon is an old man
now. But his fiction conceals a dangerous truth, as Honoré
Lechasseur and Emily Blandish discover after a chance encounter
with a strangely gifted young pickpocket. Born between the Wars,
the superhuman children known as 'the Peculiar' are reaching
adulthood – and they believe that humanity is making a poor job
of looking after the world they plan to inherit...
part detective story, part dark fantasy, part science fiction...
original adventures in time and space.
8: PECULIAR LIVES
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WITH VOLUMES 8 & 9
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Philip Purser-Hallard has
written science fiction, criticism, comedy sketches and an
inordinate number of emails. His first novel, Of the City of the
Saved…, was published in 2004. His other published works include
short fiction in The Book of the War, A Life Worth Living and
Wildthyme on Top.
A long-term reader, fan and critic
of science fiction, he gained his doctorate from Oxford
University by writing on The Relationship between Creator and
Creature in Science Fiction. This thesis, which examined the
work of Olaf Stapledon, George Bernard Shaw and HG Wells among
others, earned him the right to put the very appropriate
initials ‘MA D Phil’ after his name. He has been employed as a
tutor, secretary, church caretaker and researcher for the
revised edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
You can find out more about Philip
and Peculiar Lives on his website www.infinitarian.com.
John Leeson starred in over
60 episodes of classic Doctor Who as mechanical hound K9. He has
since returned to the role in several audio adventures as well
as the new series of Doctor Who alongside David Tennent and
Elisabeth Sladen in School Reunion and Journey's End, with
regular appearances in The Sarah-Jane Adventures and his very
own spin off series.