"Eerie, Indiana moved to England"
In 2000, thirty two year old retired hooker and former drug
user Molly wants to regain custody of her two children are
both staying with foster parents. However, she will soon
believe that the cosmos acts against her goal as she
wonders if she may be the center of weirdness or on some
sort of delayed LSD trip.
Molly runs into a youthful looking Elvis in the nearby
shopping center. He explains that he has been part of an
immortality experiment. Over the next few weeks, they
date, but as immortal parasites eat away at Elvis, making
him look like a poster boy for the living dead so she ends
their relationship for the sake of her kids.
Next she meets an angel who fell. As he falls further she
tries to help him return. That is followed by an alien
abduction by the Greys who plant their transmitter in her
breast. Almost at the exact moment they return her to her
home, the English Men in Black abduct her, but conclude she
is either an idiot or an enemy agent working for the ET
Greys. With this entire happening, can the devil be far
If this weird tale sounds like Eerie, Indiana moved to
England that is because that is how this engaging satire
feels. In many ways, the terrific tale is a series of
vignettes as readers receive a wild year 2000 ride with
Molly trying to start fresh, but running into one strange
obstacle after another. Nothing of the new age is sacred
to Brian Stableford as YEAR ZERO is for those readers who
appreciate the bizarre.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 30, 2003