'Highly engaging and fascinating... this thought-provoking collection reminded me why I used to like science fiction so much... Eventually, one hopes, science fiction will regain its rightful place - as once again stranger than science.'

- The Guardian, 20 Dec 09.

'All hit, no miss... thought-provoking at worst, and stunning at best... shows that science can inspire anyone and everyone.'

– New Scientist, 5 Dec 09.

'Inspiring'

– THE, 19 Nov 09.

'A diamond of compression.'

– Financial Times, 20 Dec 09.

When It Changed is an attempt to put authors and scientists back in touch with each other, to re-introduce research ideas with literary concerns, and to re-forge the alloy that once made SF great. Composed collaboratively – through a series of visits and conversations between leading authors and practicing scientists – it offers fictionalised glimpses into the far corners of current research fields, be they in nanotechnology, invertebrate physiology, particle physics, or software archaeology. From Planck's Length (the smallest indivisible distance) to Plankton (potential saviours of the Earth's ecosystem), from virtual encounters between Witgenstein and Turing, to future civilisations torn asunder by different readings of the Standard Model, together these stories represent a literary 'experiment' in the true sense of the word, and endeavour to isolate a whole new strain of the SF bug.

* * Featuring Sara Maitland's 'Moss Witch' - Runner Up in the BBC National Short Story Prize 2009.* *

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Comma Press
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Dec 3, 2013
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284
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English
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Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Book 2
NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 2 of DRIFTERS' ALLIANCE, an ongoing Science Fiction Space Opera series. Captain Cass and her crew are drifting, waiting on word from the Alliance that they’re ready to meet. But something pops up in her clearpanel that she wasn’t expecting, and people with hidden motives are stirring up more trouble than she can handle alone. It’s going to take a little help from some friends to get her out of this mess. Hopefully, she still has some left who are willing to take a risk on her.

SERIES: This is Book 2 in an ongoing series. Book 3 is now available. More books coming for this series in 2016!
GENRE: Science Fiction, Space Opera
AUDIENCE: For older teens and adults
CONTENT WARNING: Colorful language, sexy stuff, and general badassery

HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DRIFTERS' ALLIANCE, BOOK 2:

“Twists and turns, kept me guessing constantly. Enjoyed it immensely.” ~ Mandy Jamerson, Goodreads reviewer

“I just have one question, can I join the crew of the DS Anarchy? I haven't really read Sci Fi for some time but I find after reading books 1 & 2 of Drifters' Alliance I want more. This second installment of the series does not disappoint, Casey does what she does best by building a solid storyline as well as continuing to grow and nurture the main characters.”  ~ Jana La Pelle, Goodreads reviewer

“Another great book by Elle and an edge-of-your-seat installment in the DA series. Loved it and can't wait for the next!!” ~ Laura, Amazon reviewer
Book 1
Traveler, Cleric, Witch.

The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket wants to build a major branch on their border. Some welcome the employment opportunities, while some object to the modernization of the local environment.

Judith Mawson (local crank) knows the truth -- that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds, and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination.

But if she is to have her voice heard, she's going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies...

PRAISE FOR Paul Cornell's THE WITCHES OF LYCHFORD

"At once epic and terribly intimate. This is the story of a village, not a city, and all the more powerful for that; not all big fantasy needs an urban setting. Beautifully written, perfectly cruel, and ultimately kind. This is Cornell at the height of his craft." — Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the InCryptid and October Daye series

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"Masterfully creepy and sinister, all the more so for taking place in the beautifully drawn English countryside." — Jenny Colgan, author of Doctor Who: Into the Nowhere

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