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Winterhill 1: The Wreath of Dreams

“You seem ridiculously keen to conjure up scenarios of death and disaster,” Maddy said, rolling her eyes.
“This is rich, coming from the girl who won’t stop accusing me of armed mutiny, sexual slavery and/or pathological intergalactic criminality,” Winterhill retorted as she followed Maddy into the darkness.

The beautiful but enigmatic Rebecca Winterhill, a woman with no memories whatsoever, awakens in a cargo-hold aboard a luxury star-liner under the watchful gaze of the equally mysterious cyber-criminal and party girl Madagascar Talifero, who is on the run from her own family. They have precious little time to bond, as the mighty star-liner in question is about to be attacked by famished wraiths who feed on blood. And if they survive that, the rest of the universe is pretty dangerous too…

In all six episodes from this first series of new adventures, Winterhill and Maddy travel from one escapade to another, fighting space vampires, fleeing cyborg spider monsters, meeting alien megalomaniacs, art-collectors and, most terrifyingly, the Taliferos of Minerva, all the while keeping their eyes peeled in case there are any delicious cocktails to be sampled along the way.

Who is Winterhill? Why is Maddy a fugitive? And who is the silent figure spying on them both from inside their subconscious minds?

Perfect for fans of Doctor Who and Orphan Black comes this new SF series which has been hailed as “Thelma and Louise for the SF generation” and “really, really funny, well-paced stuff” by industry insiders.

Contains all six episodes from Series One: ‘Death and the Demeter’, ‘Pipeline’, ‘The Stone of Tomorrows’, ‘The Taliferos’, ‘Artemis Falling’ and ‘The Ethers Tragic’.


Winterhill 2: Ghost Requiem

Selph gazed candidly at his patient. ‘I suppose it all depends how badly you want your memories back. And, equally, on whether they prove to be memories worth having.’
“What are you suggesting?”
“My last remaining theory is that someone deliberately wiped your entire life, deleting every single memory you ever had. Now it’s just possible that the person who ordered such an incredibly risky and dangerous procedure could have been…you yourself.”

Six all-new adventures for the amnesiac Beca Winterhill, Madagascar Talifero and Tareku as they continue their travels in space – and time – aboard an alien craft they stole from a madman. In this second series their attempts at rest and recuperation are scuppered by new alien menaces, invasive cranial surgery, and the unbelievable revenge of a foe they believed to be dead.

The Complete Second Series includes all six episodes: ‘Shellshock’, ‘A Cold Day in Hell’, ‘First Contact’, ‘The Never Mind’, ‘Talifero Paradise’ and ‘The Quantum of Justice’.


Winterhill 3: Bad Company

‘Good to see you again,’ BlackJack grinned. Winterhill gazed at his gold tooth, and smiled politely. Maddy hadn’t told her they were heading back to her home planet.
There was more of a pause when Tareku also emerged from the Slider, dressed as ever in his immaculate tux.
The Professor glanced at BlackJack. ‘Wasn’t he supposed to be dead?’
‘I thought he was supposed to be dead,’ Blackjack nodded.
‘I’m not dead,’ Tareku said, with a shrug.
‘Well, that’s nice,’ the Professor said drily, shaking Tareku’s hand. ‘Welcome back to Minerva.’
Winterhill raised an eyebrow at Maddy. ‘What exactly is going on, Mads?’

Join Rebecca Winterhill and her friends in 2514 AD as they hop from planet to planet, encountering mysterious librarians, giant armoured spiders, amoral scientists, tyrannical dictators, and learn that every big business has a dark underbelly.

The hardest truth? Sometimes the enemy is a little closer to home than you might think.

The Complete Third Series includes all seven episodes of the third series: ‘The Cloisters of St. Augustine’s’, ‘Elvis Presley and the Monsters of Soul’, ‘The Human Invasion of Earth’, ‘SKiN’, ‘Serum3:Evolution5’, ‘The Mendelheim Job’, ‘The Mendelheim Job Part II’.


Winterhill 4: Rise of the Fall

“We aren’t talking about genocide, Rebecca. We’re talking about defending our territory from hostile incursion.” The huge, hologram eyes flickered back to Cavill. “Get out of the skies, Mr Cavill, while we scramble some fighters.”
The Chief of Staff’s eyes rested very firmly back on Winterhill as the call ended and the hologram faded.
“Not that I know anything,” she muttered, slightly emotionally. “I can’t debate with politicians when I don’t even know who I am.”
Cavill gazed at the window. “I know who you are, Rebecca,” he said quietly.

Things are not looking good for Rebecca Winterhill. The woman with no memory has also lost her best friend Maddy, their travelling companion Tareku, and their unimaginably excellent craft The Slider. However, in order to rescue what can be rescued, Winterhill needs new friends, old friends, a cunning scheme or two, a sentient fruit and a lot of luck. The odds are against her, and so are the monsters, the madmen, the biggest multi-planetary corporation in the Twelve Galaxies and the mysterious Echelon Red.

This fourth book in the Winterhill series contains six all-new adventures set in the twenty-fifth century.


Winterhill 5: Shining Daemonica

“Something terrible is coming, I can feel it.” The Old Man said.
The Professor frowned, but the Old Man’s expression was inscrutable. “Nothing lasts forever,” he said with a shrug.

Rebecca Winterhill lies in a coma, hovering between life and death.

Events in the Twelve Galaxies are beginning to spiral out of control as the spectacle of a Presidential race distracts the public.

A secret gambling facility is about to be raided by one of the most fearsome pirates in the skies, but what mysterious object is he looking for?

On Minerva, the Taliferos are facing their greatest challenge yet from the combined forces of their gangland rivals.

Linking all these situations is a shattered woman without a name, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of enemies who want her dead.

And in the background, the amoral multiplanetary conglomerate UbiCorp are up to something. The project is shrouded in secrecy, but all roads lead to the remote planet H’isk.

Not everyone is going to make it back alive…

This is the fifth book in the Winterhill series.


Winterhill 6: Dead Men Walking

“I don’t think the Slider is faulty, or untested. I’m open to the possibility of some slight calibration work being required, however.”
The Professor stepped back inside the craft. “And I’m very open to drinking a nice cold beer while I watch you do that, whatever it is.” The door of the craft closed in response to sensors registering a casual wave of his hand.
Winterhill gazed up at him. “I’m not sure the mini-bar is extensively stocked.”
The Professor peered down at her, observing her expression carefully. “There isn’t a mini-bar, is there?”
“No,” she said, slowly and cautiously.
The Professor didn’t blink. “Can we install one?”

Some men get jilted at the altar. Other men get gunned down in a hail of bullets.

The Professor has turned his back on life as a mob-boss on the blood-soaked streets of Minerva, and walked out on the Taliferos, the only family he’s ever known. How better to evade their murderous retribution and come to terms with devastating heart-break than by hooking up with an itinerant planet-hopping flâneuse and visiting the wonders of the twelve galaxies mankind has colonized?

In the Cobalt House on Theria, the President of the Human Race prepares to leave office, as the peoples of the diaspora vote for a new Commander-in-Chief. The choice is stark: a weak but well-meaning Democrat candidate, or the widely despised and ultra conservative former CEO of UbiCorp, whose policy on dealing with other species involves building huge border walls in space to keep them out.

All across the Twelve Galaxies, terrible events are unfolding as time runs out. UbiCorp’s secret planet hides a terrible secret. A catastrophe in the Pipeline network leaves a train filled with corpses. A mysterious freighter is on a terrifying collision course with Theria. An ancient religion unleashes a deadly attack on the peaceful world of M’oth, and back on Minerva it seems only a desperate strategy can prevent all-out war between the criminal armies of the Five Families.

Events are spiralling out of control, and not even the shadowy Tick-Tock Man can hope to control events while maintaining his frantic search for the object of his obsession – the woman who might hold the key to everything.

Because time is running out for him, too…