Meanwhile Janice Clark gave my book five stars on Amazon.
"This collection has something for everyone and a story to fit every mood, from the poignant tale of the last dragon (The Dodo Dragon) to the zaniness of Jose's AI appliances (The Appliance of Science), who plunk him down in the middle of the sardines's funeral procession--a Canary Islands carnival tradition.
Crosby, a British expat living on the Canary Island of La Palma, also draws on local color for a unique alien contact story (Zuggy Zu and the Humans) which offers some insights as to what *really* goes on in the observatories.
There's plenty of drama in the time travel story, "Scream Quietly", as well as in "Breathing Space"--an asteroid mining disaster in which a desperate mother finds a new use for the freezer. I won't hint at the ending of "Infant Colic" but it might make you shudder. Sprinkled liberally in between are a delightful assortment of "Feghoots"--short-short stories featuring elaborate and atrocious puns."
I feel I'm off to a good start.