Fevered Visions: Ten Tales from the Febrile Hinterlands of Reason, a ~45,000 word collection of short stories, is now available for the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords:
Ten Tales from the Febrile Hinterlands of Reason
Professionally published writer Alistair Ainscott presents ten tales from the febrile hinterlands of reason. The stories probe shades of light and dark, from hilarity to shadows of doom. The light-hearted farce of a man trapped on a 3,000 mile trip with his twin toddlers. A mysterious forest fortified by concertina wire of black-barbed briars. One man’s quest to atone for nuclear holocaust.
The stories have a variety of themes and inspirations, almost always modest extrapolations from the safe islands of everyday experience that somehow mushroom into farcical (or horrific) tales of characters in dire situations. Call it an expedition to a visionary present if you like, or an exile to the febrile hinterlands of reason if you must, but terrifying or farcical, there’s something strange and wondrous to engage the reader with each tale.
This book includes the author’s foreword plus the following ten stories by Alistair Ainscott:
- “The Thriller Writer’s Workshop”
- “Tailor Maidens”
- “Captain Disaster and the Twin Terrors of Unholy Matrimony”
- “Occupy Stinking America”
- “The Briarwood”
- “The Familial Tremor”
- “Plastic Island”
- “Season of Black”
- “The Ferro-Erotic Roaches of Kiki”
- “Trinity of the Sands”
“Fevered Visions: Ten Tales from the Febrile Hinterlands of Reason” Copyright © 2012 Alistair Ainscott, Published by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing
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Assailing the Void, a 930-word short-short (flash) science fiction story, is now available for the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords:
What lies beyond the labyrinthine confines of the city?
Georg Ventman knows only the dim, cramped world within the megacity of a dark future. He needs to stretch. He needs to break free. He needs to assail the void with a two-fisted gesture of exaltation.
A short science fiction story of escape from a dystopian future by Alistair Ainscott.
“Assailing the Void” Copyright © 2011 Alistair Ainscott, Published by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing
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Tailor Maidens, a humorous 1830-word science fiction misadventure, is now available for the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords:
If a man becomes his own brand, will he like what he sees?
Pablo Mistry envisions the latest advance in electronic textiles out of Silicon Valley when he beholds a sleek high-tech T-shirt at an airport boutique. But he soon discovers that the ultimate personalized user experience has turned him into his own, rather dubious brand– and that this tailor-made digitgal monstrosity will bring him no end of grief– unless he can get the damned thing off.
A humous science-fiction misadventure by Alistair Ainscott.
“Tailor Maidens” Copyright © 2011 Alistair Ainscott, Published by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing
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