The York Deviation
Published July 2017 by Hampden Press
“The ne plus ultra of Tory fantasy fiction!”
Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Tory-Boy Satanists, insane anti-American scientists, an army of hungry Lizards-from-beyond-the-Void.
Yes, it’s the University of York in 1981 – though not as anyone now alive remembers it!
Edward Parker is a right-wing hypochondriac with a weight problem. Falling asleep one night as an ageing and ever-so-slightly failed barrister, he wakes in his youthful body, back in those moderately golden days of yore.
It’s a dream. It’s surely a dream. In great things and in little, everything seems at first exactly as it had been.
Only it isn’t.
As the dream unfolds, and shows no appearance of ending, deviation after deviation from the remembered past accumulate, and settle into the appearance of a coherent narrative.
But where is this taking young Edward Parker? What is his old “friend” Michael Clarvin up to? Where have all his real friends gone? Who is “The Undertaker”? What horror lurks beneath the Temple of Isis being uncovered near the Main Library? Why is Professor Fairburn so desperate to lay hands on its power? What does he eat?
And can Margaret Thatcher become all-powerful?
If you were there, take this as the ultimate Walk Down Memory Lane. If you weren’t, probably be grateful….