A short story collection - some reprinted from appearances in anthologies like Disco Biscuits and so on. It includes the prophetic 'Gigantic' and the much-requested 'If Armstrong Was Interesting'. A few of the stories are set in Beerlight city, including 'The Siri Gun', the first appearance of Taffy Atom, and 'Shifa' about the bombing of the Al-Shifa iodine dispensary in the Sudan. There's also 'Tusk' for the delectation of plushophiles. Mostly satire, with a few lighter pieces like the Wodehouse parodies 'Dread Honour' and 'Ballroom'. Join Henry Blince as he cracks the waffle code, go to a party with Dogger and Hypnojerry, be honest with Terry Tantamount and crash with the rightfully angry Passenger.
The expanded UK edition has a few extra stories.
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Gigantic; Repeater; Jawbreaker; Tusk; The Waffle Code; If Armstrong was Interesting; The Siri Gun; Infestation; Bestiary; Sampler; Tail; Shifa; The Passenger; The Idler; Dread Honour; Maryland; The Met are all for this; Tug of War; Resenter; Angel Dust
'a potent, poisonous, post-cyberpunk cocktail of ultraviolence and outrage with a splash of Burroughs, a dash of Ballard, and a twist of Dick. ... the ideas are clever, the anger is justified, the prose is imaginative, and the dialogue is sharp'
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'an excellent sampler of Aylett's terse literary style, bracingly keen satirical wit and and disconcertingly brilliant revisions of genre conventions ... Here's condensed prose of narcotic intensity'
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