It's a beautiful day in the village of Touchstone.
The birds are singing. Everyone is happy.
Everyone except Ethan.
The England he knows is broken and dangerous.
But perhaps Touchstone is more dangerous still.
About the author:
Tim Major is a freelance writer and editor based in York. 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 SF novel Snakeskins will be published by Titan Books in spring 2019. Other forthcoming books include YA novel Machineries of Mercy (ChiZine), short story collection And the House Lights Dim (Luna Press) and a monograph about the silent crime film, Les Vampires (Electric Dreamhouse Press).
Tim’s earlier novels and novellas include You Don’t Belong Here (Snowbooks), Blighters (Abaddon) and Carus & Mitch (Omnium Gatherum). His short stories have appeared in Interzone, Not One of Us and numerous anthologies, including Best of British Science Fiction 2017 and Best Horror of the Year #10, edited by Ellen Datlow.