Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2004. 1st edition hardcover. An undercover patron of literature restores hope in a bookless society; the survivor of a long-ago space mission receives a visit from a hauntingly familiar UFO; a time-traveling assassin wreaks havoc in the execution of his latest contract; a late-night driver undergoes a most unusual police interrogation; a small town meets alien life and encounters a small problem regarding the measurement of time; the clone of Abraham Lincoln strives to find peace in modern-day New York City; a super-villain discovers his true place in the scheme of things; and the imminent impact of a county-sized piece of space debris brings to the remnants of humanity a multitude of old friends to witness the fall of mankind. Just some of the stories in this new collection from Award-winning author Peter Crowther, who -- already renowned for his work in horror/dark fantasy and crime/suspense -- turns his attention here to the other-worldly elements of SF. But, as ever, the emphasis is on people... the things that motivate them and the things that bring them together. Contents: Some Burial Place, Vast and Dry The Killing of Davis-Davis The Invasion Palindromic Surface Tension Heroes and Villains A Worse Place Than Hell Halfway House Elmer Setting Free the Daughters Of Earth Late Night Pick-up Songs of Leaving Songs of Leaving is available only from Subterranean Press. Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 500 copies. Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT.