The Last Reef
by Gareth Powell
Elastic Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780955318177
Date: 01 August 2008 List Price £5.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Elastic Press excel at promoting up-and-coming British writing talent. Over the last few years they have offered readers a constantly high class output, often issuing collections of material by young writers who are steadily working their way up the authorial latter. One such is Gareth L Powell who has had stories in excellent venues (including Interzone) and whose début collection The Last Reef is now published.
"Gareth L Powell's first collection of short stories is stuffed with mind-bending ideas and unforgettable characters. Ranging from the day after tomorrow to the far-flung future, these fifteen stories are perfect for anyone with a craving for intelligent and thought-provoking adventure. From noir-ish cops to disaffected space pilots, blind photographers and low-life hackers, everyone here is struggling to find a little peace amid the tumult of the future. "