The Light Fantastic

From the sublime to the ridiculous, nine authors follow in the steps of great speculative fiction humorists such as Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett in this collection of ten wild and weird tales.

The Light Fantastic is the sixth project of the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of accomplished and award-winning authors. Each author was given a central premise of tackling speculative fiction, be it fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, alternative history, or horror, and rendering it with humor. Among the stories in this collection is one by Parker Francis.

Farewell, My Lovely Slip-Slider — A beautiful multiverse criminal, a heartbroken pizza baron, and a dog named Pepperoni. All in a day’s work in the life of Slip-Sliding government agent Marlon Phillips. Working for a government agency so secret it has no acronym, Phillips tracks the lovely outlaw across multiple dimensions. Will he capture her? And what about poor Pepperoni?