Assignment 1: Find party responsible for murders by space virus.
Assignment 2: Investigate ‘accidental’ deaths on orbital solar shield.
Assignment 3: Apprehend criminal possessing short term time machine.
Science fiction meets crime in this new anthology exploring one of the genre’s most popular themes: mystery and detection. Pitching detectives against time paradoxes, alien intruders, AI gone bad and psychic mutation are ten stories embodying the exciting range of the sub-genre, rarely given the recognition it deserves in the literary sphere. With fascinating settings such as robot society, asteroid belt space stations, and worlds similar to our own but uncannily altered, these stories are masterpieces of satisfying setups, memorable mysteries, and timeless twists.
About the Author
Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. His British Library Science Fiction Classics anthologies include Menace of the Monster: Classic Tales of Creatures from Beyond and The End of the World and Other Catastrophes.