Railhead introduces Zen Starling, a petty thief at large on a vast hyperspace railway system. There are sentient trains, strange stations, sensitive androids, fickle data-gods, chatty insect colonies - so many things, in fact, that the story spilled over into two more books, Black Light Express and Station Zero. I was aiming for the exotic fun of classic space opera, but with trains instead of spaceships...
"Zen's world is hauntingly evoked in all its technological beauty. A futuristic vision that enthralls and chills." - The Financial Times.
"...the emotions of the characters (even the robot who wants freckles) draw you in wholeheartedly. Railhead is superb." - Martin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph.
Cover art by Ian McQue