Following the "Plenty" trilogy, this book contains a collection of the adventures of Tabitha Jute and her motley crew. Xtasca the Cherub and Saskia are just two of the popular characters featured.
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COLIN GREENLAND – WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AND BRITISH SF ASSOCIATION AWARDS
THE PLENTY PRINCIPLE
Tabitha Jute is back, in a new excursion to the Galaxy’s weirdest backwater: Umbriel, where day is night, where dreams rise gasping from bubbling wells – where Tabitha must deal with the most bizarre cargo she has ever couriered.
Here, under one cover for the first time, are Colin Greenland’s finest short stories. Alongside the brand new Tabitha Jute novella, 'The Well Wishers', are the author’s encounters with other people’s heroes – Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Michael Moorcock’s Elric and Bryan Talbot’s RoseWylde, as well as his own equally unsettling creations … like Grandma who really must not be allowed downstairs; obstinate, canine policemen; and the long dead ticket collector at the station with no name.
Greenland’s characters range from the merely colourful to the incandescent. They populate worlds that shift when you blink. And there are more worlds here, squeezed between the covers of this book, than you ever thought possible. Some of them are our own. Some of them may not be.
“Colin Greenland has the kind of mind most writers would kill for. His prose is flexible and dangerous as a rapier, while his stories go for both the head and the heart”
Award winning Colin Greenland was born in Dover in 1954 and wrote his first book, about a fire-engine that laid an egg, at the age of five. Since then he has written ‘The Hour of the Thin Ox’, which the ‘Guardian’ said ‘could be a classic’; and its successor, ‘Other Voices’, written to a soundtrack of the Cure, Dead Can Dance, New Order and the Cocteau Twins, which was hailed as ‘a short, sharp and moving tale with an acrid and lingering aftertaste.’
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