The Mailed Fist

The Mailed Fist

by Grey Wolf

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Our hero works in a publishing firm, frequents pubs that play live music, and the love of his life is a fast and loose girl called Sophie. 

Normal life begins to take a turn for the worse when an alien artifact approaches the Moon bases of the major Earth empires, and then begins to approach the Earth.

Set in an alternate history where man has colonised the Moon, The Mailed Fist examines how society handles impending doom. Dance the last dance.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152191318
Publisher: Grey Wolf
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 766 KB

About the Author

Grey Wolf has been writing seriously for about 25 years, though before that his first completed novel featured Roy Jenkins as the Prime Minister of an SDP-governed Britain, so Alternate History has always been in his blood! Over a quarter of a century he has completed five or six novels to date, though a couple more have disappeared or vanished with moving house.Now, using the name of Grey Wolf he is able to bring his surviving works to the public, as well as a number of self-contained short stories and a book of 'How to Write Alternate History' articles.Alternate History, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Poetry are the main genres in which Grey Wolf writes. The most recent publications are the science fiction adventure romp, The Slayer, and the forthcoming poetry anthology, Farflame.Grey Wolf is also the Editor of literary and artistic e-magazine, Innovate, released monthly from January 2014, and put together by a team of six creative people from around the world.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, this book is unlike anything I have read before. It had a very black humour, but is essentially a sci-fi thriller short. I once attended a film showing at the Tate presented by Mark Kermode and he introduced the film by saying that it “Started hysterical and went up from that.” I would say that The Mailed Fist ‘Starts frantic and goes up from that.’ Its main plot revolves around the invasion of Earth by alien ‘drone,’ which prove almost indestructible. But the action seems to take place mostly in a small village somewhere in the UK. I loved the action, intelligent plot and the humour. I particularly loved the witty play on words and references to the French Monarchy and the Emperor of the United Kingdom. This story doesn’t just play with images, it plays with ideas about the future political make-up of the World. A stand out phrase which made me belly-laugh was the ‘A shoot for Cor Blimey magazine,’ echoing the tasteless pap that is served up by some of today’s gossip rags. If you like the idea of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on steroids, I recommend this. A great, fast read.