Short stories by Nina Allan


Listing 3 stories.

In 2077, woman works at a hotel that will host two crew members departing for Mars, opening up memories of her mother’s past work analyzing a radioactive spaceship crash site, consequences of which were now impairing her health. This also renews questions about who this young woman’s father is, leading her on a quest through the past.

On its way to a new town to perform, a carnival stumbles upon an abandoned girl and decides to take her in. However, the carnival’s knife-thrower discovers her possible involvement in a murder and an unsettling worm cult.

A man released from a London prison after having his rape and murder conviction overturned ponders whether or not he has truly been freed as the ulterior motives of his defense lawyer are revealed.