MORE’S THE PITY.
Three poignant, sometimes blackly comic accounts, where unlikely heroes – kids, screw-ups, survivors – stumble their way through protecting Earth from faintly baffling alien invasions.
It’s one of the oldest devices in science fiction, from Wells’ The War of the Worlds to Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. Why do so many aliens want to invade the Earth anyway? Who’s going to stop them? Is this going to take long?
Colin Sinclair has spent what seems like forever writing things and stuff. Some of it has even seen the light of day. Most recently, he provided settings, background material and short fiction for Broken Rooms, an alternate-worlds tabletop roleplaying game with thirteen flavours of apocalypse. One of Colin's ever-so-short stories is in the Fox Spirit Books Guardians anthology and another appears in volume two of their epic Girl at the End of the World collection. His favourite word is indolent. He often wonders if his bio should have jokes.
After his father’s death, Hal Ward and his mum move to the Quarry Hill Estate in Leeds, to try and start a new life. The summer of 1968 stretches out long and dreary, and there’s nothing to distract Hal and his new friend Shahid from the mystery of the masked, sinister Rag and Bone Man—who saw so much with no eyes—or the secrets simmering under the rambling estate’s surface.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.
The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Ball Lightning (forthcoming)
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If Miller wants to protect his job and save the world, he's going to have to dig deep and get his hands dirty.