With an introduction from Ian Watson, this is a stunning collection of thirteen sf tales, from one of the fastest rising writers of contemporary sf, each illustrated by artists from the mainstream and independent comics industry:
Rik Rawling, John Welding, David
Gough, Nigel Dobbyn, Derek Gray, Alwyn
"Noel K Hannan blows me away!"
"Noel K Hannan can mix it with the big boys.... [and] it's about time he started to reach a wider audience." Keith Brooke, infinityplus.co.uk
"... delightfully offbeat short stories... if you like to discover new writers, Shenanigans is well worth a look." Tony Lee, Starburst magazine (rating: 9/10)
"... stylistic [with] a welcome absence of gravitas... modestly priced and quite nicely produced... Good value and worth a second read." Chris Gilmore, Interzone magazine
"A glowing introduction by
Ian Watson hints at the pleasures to be found in Noel Hannan's Shenanigans...
[he] traffics mainly in post-cyberpunk wonders... [but] can achieve
levels of David Bunchian weirdness as well... I detect echoes of Lucius
Shepard and John Shirley, and with a capable acolyte like Hannan, these
mentors can be proud."
"The tales [in this collection] are quick to read and thoroughly satisfying... [written] in a clear prose style, with no grandeous words blocking the rapid flow of the narrative... This is a writer who should be read by anyone who needs a fresh look at SF. I expect to hear good things of Noel Hannan in future years." Steve Mazey, eternalnight.co.uk
"This book is violent... [and it] is shocking when the violence happens because the characters are well-drawn, believable and likeable. Hannan takes issues and themes that are important in science fiction but uses a magnifying glass effect to focus on the individual and creates empathy between the reader and the characters." Katie McGivern, computercrowsnest.com
"Of the thirteen stories in this collection by Albedo One story-award-winner... two are masterpieces... Hannan likes his backgrounds grim and bleak... The other stories in this collection are solid reads... do yourself a favour - buy it." Roelof Goudriaan, Albedo One
Pendragon Press, Po Box
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