A short story anthology, edited by Simon Guerrier.
Fourteen brand-new short stories about Bernice Summerfield (some-time adventurer, even-less-time academic) and her extended "family". There's Jason Kane (ex-husband, ex-buccaneer, ex-author of xeno-porn) and Irving Braxiatel (employer, Renaissance Man, sneaky devil). There's Bev, Adrian, Ms Jones and Peter. There's Hass, the new gardener, just arrived from Mars. There's the invasion of new students. And, inevitably, there's the mysteries, murders, mayhem and major weirdness that happen whenever Benny gets out of bed.
The war is over. The Braxiatel Collection is back to normal. Better than that, people are all making more of an effort to rebuild, to get on, to re-establish the Collection at the forefront of academic excellence. Benny and Jason are back together. Life is good.
It's not going to last, is it?
Soon Benny is up to her eyeballs in strange deaths, sinister cults, peculiar love affairs and a Collection full of people who haven't yet stopped fighting.
Spend a whole year with Benny!
The stories are:
Misplaced Spring by Paul Cornell
Welcome to the Machine by Sin Deniz
Final Draft by Cameron Mason
Against Gardens by Eddie Robson
A Summer Affair by Joseph Lidster
Denial by Ian Mond
Sex Secrets of the Robot Replicants by Philip Purser-Hallard
The Blame of the Nose by Ben Woodhams
Reparation by Gregg Smith
Nothing up my Sleeve by Richard Salter
Buried Alive by Kate Orman
There Never Need be Longing in your Eyes by Ian Farrington
Mentioning the War by Nick Walters
Fragments by Stewart Sheargold
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