Our collection of novellas and novelettes by Andy West is nearing completion. Titled ‘Engines of Life: Tales of Evolution’ Andy’s book has a lot to say about the nature of human society as a consequence of our evolution while astounding the reader with Stapledonian visions. Includes several prize-winning stories. This isn’t the US Marine Corps in space; neither is it Doctor Who with the names changed. Engines of Life is uncompromising science fiction crafted to provoke.
A sentient anti-meme sends emails to fight its rival in Meme.
A stranded starship crew engineers the development of a primitive alien race in Rescue Stories.
Draw aside the social memeplex veils of man-made climate change in the controversialTruth.
Using hypnosis Professor Merrill probes the ‘proto-Sapiens’ language buried in us all. Yet mining the primitive words unlooses savagery, which kidnaps Merrill into grisly Ritual inMano Mart.
Awaking with amnesia in a sealed, spooky museum, Guy Green seeks identity and escape. He finds a curious alien, a disgusting Curator, and an appalling future.
Ofermynd meant only to examine the primitive creatures competing fiercely upon 7thcentury Earth, not reveal himself. Hearing God’s word, Emperor Heraclius declares Holy War in Empirical Purple.Outstretched figure: image (c) Lonely – Shutterstock.com; abstract swirl (c) Emelyanov – Shutterstock.com
I know Andy West’s work, and it is of the highest quality. Always incredibly well-written, often cerebral and thought-provoking but always entertaining. I look forward to the publication immensely, and have no hesitation in recommending Andy to SF buffs, wherever they are.