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Runcible Tales

A collection of stories by

This is a 'chapbook' of five short stories so not very long (about 30,000 words). It consists of:

Always With You - Webster engages on a mission to destroy a Prador planet breaker. It helps if you have Horace Blegg on your side, and an internal medic, but are these enough to overcome overwhelming odds?

Blue Holes and Bloody Waters - marine biologist Karl finds that humans haven't quite adapted enough - or have they? Features the first mention of the retro Anti-Grav cars featured in "Gridlinked" that I have come across

Dragon in the Flower - Ian Cormac's first encounter with Dragon - this is printed word-for-word in "Gridlinked", so this should be the Runcible Tale most familiar to Neal Asher readers

The Gire and the Bibrat - Telepath John Tennyson is given more than a helping hand by Agent Prime Cause in his search for the location of a scream...

Walking John and Bird - John Walker consults Horace Blegg and Dragon with questions concerning his link with Bird, a seemingly invincible entity. Trouble is, especially where Dragon is concerned, he may not like the answers.


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Used availability for Neal L Asher's Runcible Tales

Paperback Editions

December 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: Runcible Tales: Science Fiction Short Stories (Writer of the Future)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-902628-24-1 / 978-1-902628-24-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pipers' Ash Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Runcible Tales
Author(s): Neal Asher
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