AUTHOR: Ian McDonald
TITLE: Desolation Road
JUST ONE STEP SHORT OF PARADISE…
In the red, sun-drenched sands of the Martian desert is a little town on the edge of nowhere that should never have existed at all. Founded by accident and nurtured on the bizarre and wondrous dreams of the planet’s outcasts, Desolation Road sprang into being. And in its short, thirty-year history, it entertained every conceivable cosmic abnormality the Multiverse had to offer, from Adam Black’s Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational ‘Stravaganza (with captive heavenly angel) to The Amazing Scorn - Mutant Master of Scintillation Sarcasm and Rapid Repartee. And in this inconsequential place was fought a battle so extraordinary that time itself had to be readjusted.
This is the story of why…