It starts with a mystery: an old manor house is surrounded by an impenetrable bubble, and all that lives within it seems to wither and die. Investigating, the Army find two men inside the house: men who vanished some 100 years ago but who have now reappeared, and as young as the day they disappeared. There are rumours of a machine which could puncture the dimensions, allowing man to travel beyond the bounds of the Earth … and for other things to travel here. Another day, another war.
PRAISE FOR ANOTHER WAR:
‘Reading like a UNIT-era Doctor Who, this is an “us = good, them = bad” story with no new-age sensibilities to worry about … A “Boy’s Own” action adventure complete with tentacled monsters and baying mobs.’ – Sue Davies, SFCrowsnest.co.uk
‘This short novel is fast-paced, action-packed, and a page-turner. It is a mix of horror, time-travel, military action, suspense, and science-fiction, with a little bit of ancient history thrown into the mix. For the most part, Morden’s writing is concise and fluid. Many of the scenes, particularly the action sequences, are very well done, almost cinematic in scope. This book would actually make a really good summer blockbuster popcorn movie.’ – Chris Welch, Hellnotes
136pp. B Format paperback original novella.
ISBN 1-903889-93-6 – SOLD OUT
Published 16 June 2005
New edition published August 2016
Dr Simon Morden lives in Gateshead in the north of England. He trained as a planetary geologist, and consequently found himself completely unemployable in his chosen field. There followed a series of increasingly bizarre jobs, beloved by all authors for their jacket notes. His first short story (Bell, Book and Candle) appeared in Scaremongers 2: Redbrick Eden, and he’s had many more published since, a chaotic mix of science fiction, fantasy and horror, and sometimes all three at once. His first novel, Heart, was nominated for the BFS Best Novel. As well as a writer, he’s been the editor of the British Science Fiction Association’s writers’ magazine Focus, a judge for the Arthur C Clarke awards, and is a regular speaker at the Greenbelt Arts Festival on matters of faith and fiction. In 2009, he was in the winning team for the Rolls Royce Science Prize. In 2011, the first three of his series of Petrovitch books were collectively awarded the Philip K Dick Award.