Born on Merseyside in 1979, Iain Brown grew up in the East Midlands of England. Vastly over-educated in theoretical physics, he embarked on a research career focusing on the most interesting and least fashionable areas of cosmology. Guitarist, songwriter, sound engineer, author, digital artist, obsessed with mediaeval history and absurdly egotistical, he set up Killing Vector as a creative outlet in 2011. The marque will feature a range of fiction and music from short stories to serial novels, albums and compendia, all released on a loose, flexible schedule through a range of online outlets, currently including Smashwords, Amazon and Lulu.
The Listening Post
When he hears some noises in his attic Alec finds he's got a serious bat problem... and ends up having to visit the old man known as Hunchy for help.
The Train will Never Stop
Few know the story behind the Marie Céleste - indeed, almost no-one knows the truth of what happened on the famous ship. Thanks to a chance meeting in the Old Grey Dog, I learned the truth...
The Tale of the Landlady's Mirror
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
"The mirror caught Jane's eye almost immediately. Jane gazed into it, intent. Her reflection was slightly clouded, slightly misty, the harsh lines and angles on her face smoothed out. It was as though there was a layer of fine, gauzy gas between the glass and the silver and it was beautiful."
A middle-aged landlady finds a mirror in the local dump, where nothing is as it seems.
The Tale of the Siamese Painting
"The Siamese Katie’s silk-white face gazed serenely at Johnny as soon as he woke. He felt happy the entire school day for the first time in years."
Johnny bought a Siamese painting from the dump in the village. He thought he bought himself happiness... and found he'd bought himself an enigma.
Dawn Touches the Girl
The Time: The near future. The Place: Orbit around Venus. The Destination: Mercury. The Purpose: To die on a crucifix...
In the near future humans have conquered space, spread to the inner planets. Mercury, Venus, Mars, the moons of Jupiter and the asteroid belt provide a stream of mineral and industrial wealth for Earth. Wealth that attracts piracy... and more.
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