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Segue: into the strange by Keith Brooke

Segue: into the strange
Segue: into the strange

Sidestep into modern Himalayan legend, join an ocean crossing that traverses more than just the sea; discover an 18th century mermaid incursion, and try to dodge the paparazzi in your head. Nine stories, each with a new afterword, by the author of Publishers Weekly starred novels Genetopia and The Accord. Includes new story "Protection".


Passion Play
Doctor Bull's Intervention
The People of the Sea
Head Shots

Published: 01 Dec 2010

'Segue: Into the Strange is a wonderful collection of short stories, set in various, sometimes-invented places. Keith Brooke's strange, other-worldly locations and cultures are flawless in their texture and rationality. There wasn't a tale that did not have me hooked from the start.'
–Garry Kilworth

'Keith Brooke's prose achieves a rare honesty and clarity, his characters always real people, his situations intriguing and often moving.'
Jeff VanderMeer

'"I am so here! Genetopia is a meditation on identity - what it means to be human and what it means to be you - and the necessity of change. It's also one heck of an adventure story. Snatch it up!'
Michael Swanwick

'Genetopia is quite remarkably fascinating.'
John Clute

'As usual with Keith Brooke, there are some excellent, clearly-written stories here... if 'Passion Play' is not a warning against the dangers of unprotected sex in an sf milieu, then I don't know what it is'
5* Amazon review

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 Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes Embrace: tales from the dark side

the infinity plus shuffle:

The Bone Flute Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie? The Girl with Two Souls (The Factory Girl Trilogy #1) The Girl with One Friend (The Factory Girl Trilogy #2) The Euonymist Embrace: tales from the dark side Glass Pilots of the Purple Twilight Meridian Days The Girl with No Soul (The Factory Girl Trilogy #3)