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by Allen Ashley

Subject: Speculative Fiction
Publisher: Elastic Press (UK)

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first edition paperback, A5, 190pp, ISBN 0954374789, 2004 N/A out of print

Somnambulists cover

    I am delighted that Allen Ashley has some of his stories collected here; not before time, since his writing is damn good. Too good! Serious as well as quirky - set-in-his-ways and set-to-fly. Nurturing Allen's work will be one of the greatest achievements of the UK Independent Press of recent times.
    D.F. Lewis

Allen Ashley's work inhabits landscapes from the killing fields of the Somme to an unsettling, alternative London, taking in the tombs of Ancient Egypt and a certain Parisian tunnel along the way. Poignant and poetic, edgy and urban, Ashley writes with great craft and conviction, subverting our expectations to devastating effect.

Ranging in tone and atmosphere from the expansive to the uncomfortably claustrophobic, Ashley leads the reader irresistibly into the worlds and minds of his creations. Challenging our perceptions he guides us – unnerved but thrilled – through the nebulous half-world somewhere between sleep and wakefulness, populated with uncertainties and shadows. In short, the world of the somnambulist.