Risingshadow has the honour of featuring a guest post by Tim Major.
About Tim Major:
Tim Major is a writer and freelance editor from York, UK. His love of speculative fiction is the product of a childhood diet of classic Doctor Who episodes and an early encounter with Triffids.
Tim’s most recent books include Hope Island and Snakeskins (both published by Titan Books), short story collection And the House Lights Dim and a monograph about the 1915 silent crime film, Les Vampires, which was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award.
Tim’s short fiction has appeared in Interzone, Not One of Us, Shoreline of Infinityand numerous anthologies, including Best of British Science Fiction, Best of British Fantasyand The Best Horror of the Year.
To launch NewCon Press' brand new series of stand alone novellas, Tim Major delivers an intriguing murder mystery that pays homage to Asimov’s seminal robot stories and also to the classic detective tale.
Investigator Abbey Oma is dispatched to a remote and failing Martian colony tasked with solving the murder of scientist Jerem Ferrer. The killing took place in an airlock-sealed lab, and the only possible culprit is a robot incapable of harming humans...
Abbey soon discovers the case is by no means as open and shut as she might have hoped, with political and commercial interests at stake and local resentments threatening both her work and her very life.