RABBIT PIE & OTHER TALES OF INTRIGUE by Brian Clemens. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2013. 1st trade hardcover edition.
TITLE Rabbit Pie & Other Tales of Intrigue.
A NOVELLA LENGTH COLLECTION by Brian W. Aldiss.
PUBLICATION DATE October 2013.
COVER ART Michael Smith.
PRINT RUN unsigned.
Fourteen short stories and one novella—as varied as they are, I like to think linked by a surreal quality. ‘George Coming Home’, ‘when The Time Comes’ and ‘As Custom Would Have It’ have a sentimental bent, whereas ‘Start Counting’, ‘Tattoo’, ‘Power Of The Press’ and ‘Rabbit Pie’ are brutally weird. After that it is personal: ‘Walt’ reveals some of my movie making world, ‘Continuing Saga’ reprises my years in advertising, ‘Knocker’ and ‘The Happy Time’ when I ran an antiques stall in Portobello Road and ‘Irish Joke’ because I am half Irish (my mum was O’Grady, you don’t get more Irish than that!). Leaving ‘Little Brown Men’ and ‘Very Good For The Ladies’—murder and danger cloaked by humour (my favourite writing ploy). Which leaves only ‘Don’t Look’, a shaggy dog yarn I hope you don’t interpret as ‘don’t read’!
Fine in pictorial boards without dj as issued.