A Minotaur at the Savoy

Humor, Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Dave Morris

Publisher : Mirus Entertainment

ABOUT Dave Morris

Dave Morris
I was the first boy in Britain to meet a Dalek in the flesh (so to speak) when my Dad took me to the BBC workshops one dark January night in 1964. That early experience probably explains quite a lot. After a childhood spent daydreaming about aliens and vampires, I discovered Marvel Comics More...


A Minotaur At The Savoy comprises more than fifty whimsical fantasy and SF vignettes with an Edwardian flavor, from the mysterious giant hand found in a wood in Yorkshire to the best way to deal with a dragon that's taken a shine to the gold reserves of Fort Knox.

On New Year's Day a green comet appears in the sky. As it gets bigger, things that would previously have been considered utterly fantastical began to seep into everyday life. By the height of summer, imagination and reality are so seamlessly mixed up together that few can remember a time when the world was otherwise.

Mermaids swim in the Mediterranean. Martians commute by train from Woking. Greek gods give lecture tours of the United States. And with this new way of life comes a whole set of problems of etiquette and decorum (see reference to mermaids).

Fortunately, the solution is at hand. In the depths of the British Museum, intrepid academics Bampton “Bammy” Bromfield and Cyril Clattercut have long been cataloguing accounts of the uncanny from around the world on behalf of the Royal Mythological Society. The arrival of the green comet is about to give them the busiest year of their lives.

These fragments of correspondence addressed to the Royal Mythological Society have been recovered from the Society's archives and restored by Mr Leo Hartas and Mr David J Morris, in whom the copyright of this work resides. For further adventures, escapades and entertainments relating to the year of wonders, may we direct your attention to the following location on Mr Babbage’s International Network: www.mirabilis-yearofwonders.com

"A magnificently creative meld of stiff-upper-lip, MCC, Stalky-and-co Edwardianism and the undercurrent of legend." M. Terentius Varro (on Amazon)

"A glorious selection of tongue in cheek fantastic stories." Matt Kelland (Amazon)
"Invaluable tips ranging from Atlantis wine, dealing with doppelgangers, lost dogs and Roman mosaics, and the dangers of buying cars at goblin markets." Smudge (Amazon)
"Great fun! I have it by my bedside." Jamie Thomson
"Eruditely droll... top-hats off to its collators." Cousin Jack