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Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes by Keith Brooke

Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes
Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes

A world where islands of rock float on a molten sea, a man whose son flies high while he can only watch, a seaside town held together by the belief of its inhabitants. Eight stories about strange changes and the strangely changed, each with a new afterword by the author of Publishers Weekly starred novels Genetopia and The Accord. Includes new story "The Horseman of Two Torrents, or..."


Queen of the Burn Plain
Riding the Serpent's Back
The Horseman of Two Torrents, or...
The Domegame and Mr P
The Art of Self-Abuse (free sample: complete story available online)
Beside the Sea

Published: 01 Dec 2010

'I have read "Beside the Sea" perhaps four or five times since its original publication... It's a magical fantasy, a parable in the form of a rite-of-passage story, both frightening and bizarre... It's a story I come back to again and again, and one which I wish I had written myself - and there can be no greater recommendation than that.'
Eric Brown

'It is wiser about youth and imagination than most other novels published today; and everybody, of whatever age, should read it...'
Adam Roberts on The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie

'Brooke is a master story teller... another great collection from Keith Brooke, a writer who deserves wider recognition. I'd recommend it highly.'
reader review at Amazon UK

Keith Brooke

Keith Brooke's first novel, Keepers of the Peace, appeared in 1990, since when he has published seven more adult novels, six collections, and over 70 short stories.

Keith's novel Genetopia was published by Pyr in February 2006 and was their first title to receive a starred review in Publishers Weekly; The Accord, published by Solaris in 2009, received another starred PW review and was optioned for film.

His most recent novel, Harmony (published in the UK as alt.human), is a big exploration of aliens, alternate history and the Fermi paradox published in 2012 by Solaris and shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award.

2012 also saw publication of Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: the Sub-genres of Science Fiction, an academic exploration of SF from the perspectives of a dozen top authors in the field (edited by Keith Brooke, published by Palgrave Macmillan).

Writing as Nick Gifford, his teen fiction is published by Puffin, with one novel also optioned for the movies by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish's Caveman Films.

He writes reviews for the Guardian, teaches creative writing at the University of Essex, and lives with his wife Debbie in Wivenhoe, Essex.

more infinity plus books by Keith Brooke:

Riding the Serpent Expatria: the box set Parallax View infinity plus: quintet The Accord Genetopia Jurassic and the Great Tree Lord of Stone Head Shots infinities Liberty Spin: tales of scientifiction Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation Segue: into the strange Embrace: tales from the dark side

the infinity plus shuffle:

Circus of the Grand Design Expatria: the box set The Time-Lapsed Man and other stories Ghostwriting Picking Blueberries The Iron Wire No Grave For A Fox The Girl with No Soul (The Factory Girl Trilogy #3) Muezzinland: the author's edition Smoke Paper Mirrors: a short saga for our times