This extraordinary collection contains six provocative journeys through
the subtle but unique imagination of Dan Manthos, each with its own
very different cast of characters.
will meet a drinker of human blood, bound by chains, deep within the
bowels of a modern institution. Others draft his fate, but he has his
You will meet a simple
man who must suddenly decide if an agreement with an ancient,
supernatural spirit must be a devil's bargain, and live forever with
the consequences of his decision.
will meet a delightful visitor from another world who pays an
unexpected call on the writer himself, just to say hello from the far
reaches of another galaxy. His charming mechanical companion will
return to take Mr Manthos on a brief jaunt to a parallel universe.
will meet a scientist who asks if a time machine must also be a
spaceship. The answer to this question leads to a stunning twist on the
classic theme of time travel at the exciting conclusion of this story
of genius and greed.
finally, you will meet the Avatar, a mysterious, giant of
extraterrestrial origin, mute and ruthless, an alien executioner with a
unspoken agenda whose judgement is swift and terrible. What is his
purpose and where will it end?