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The Man Who Would Be Kling

by Adam Roberts

The Alien Among Us 
NewCon Press Novellas Set 5

Four independent novellas by four outstanding authors, linked by theme and their shared cover art.

When two strangers ask the manager at Kabul Station to take them into the Afghanizone he refuses. What sane person wouldn’t? Thought to be the result of an alien visitation, the zone is deadly. Nothing works there. Electrical items are your enemy; they malfunction or simply blow up. The pair go in anyway, and the biggest surprise is when one of them walks out again. Nobody survives the zone, so how has she?

In The Man Who Would Be Kling, award-winning author Adam Roberts delivers an intriguing story that evokes the spirit of the Strugatsky Brothers’ Roadside Picnic while also paying homage to both Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale and to fans of Star Trek.

"Only Adam Roberts could write a story that's engaging, funny, somewhat nihilistic, and, at the same time, is a passionate critique of Star Trek... It's brilliant stuff, working on a number of levels, but then I expect no less from Adam Roberts." -- Locus

Available as a signed limited edition hardback, a paperback, and an eBook. Also available as part of a very limited slipcase set featuring signed limited edition hardbacks of all four novellas in the series.

£7.49 (Paperback)
£15.99 (Signed HB LTD ED)
Published: 12/03/2019
Cat. Number: NCP178
Dimensions: A5 (5.83 × 8.27 inches)
Pages: 74 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-912950-04-1
Cover Artist: Peter Hollinghurst
Typesetter: Ian Whates
Language: English
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