Category Archives: Science

1992: To Live and Die in Dystopian London

Illustration by Phill Evans. This is an excerpt from “Skin Condition”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of … Continue reading

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London, 1987: A City on the Brink of Destruction

This is an excerpt from “Fast Falls The Eventide”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 2 of “Tales From … Continue reading

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Seven Things You Never Knew About Frankenstein (The Movies)!

Welcome to the second part of our special Frankenstein feature! To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus”, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and the creation of this first acknowledged work of the Science Fiction genre, … Continue reading

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Raygun Gothic Cover Reveal!

This is variant cover # 1 (by Lia Rees) of “The Martian Dialogues”, an Atompunk/Raygun Gothic e-short to be included in the forthcoming Volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow!”

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Publishing News for 2014!

Happy New Year, Brave New World! Here’s the latest publishing news from Excalibur – the cutting edge of fiction! All six stories in the first series of “Futurist Manifesto” are now available as budget-price limited-edition collector’s item e-books. They will … Continue reading

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Smashing Time!

Experience a Swinging Sixties London filled with Mods, Rockers, laser pistols, moon rockets, flying scooters and killer robots, in this novelette – out now! The Futurist Manifesto # 4: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”

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New York City, 1977: Code Ten-Seventy One

NYPD Lieutenant Luke Cambridge reached out of the car window, slapped the magnetically mounted signal light onto the roof of the car, and gunned the motor. The ’74 Buick shot down Columbus Avenue, headlights and howling siren shattering the night. … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond – part 2

For part 1, go to the main menu and scroll down. The man in front was tall, with short sandy hair brushed to the side, wearing heavy black NHS spectacles with straight sidebars. The second stranger held the blaster pointed … Continue reading

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London, 1965: Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

This is an excerpt from a story in “The Futurist Manifesto”, coming from Excalibur Books in October 2013. Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He … Continue reading

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Ypres, 1917: Dulce Et Decorum Est

The following excerpt is from a short story that will be published in “The Futurist Manifesto”, by Excalibur Books, October 2013. Dulce et Decorum Est “Halt! Who goes there?” Captain Martin Blake pointed his revolver at the figures moving at … Continue reading

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