Chris James’ “new kind of fan fiction” is not what you’d think it is. This isn’t that 50 Shades crap. He doesn’t take a Genesis song and turn it into a story; he merely uses elements, or an idea or an impression, from the song and builds a unique tale around it. There’s nary a clunker among these five tales, based on tunes from Genesis’ more progressive early period.
I would have to say my favorites are “From the Cellar” and “The Return of the Giant Hogweed”, the latter simply for being one of the most masterful H.G. Wells mash-ups I’ve ever read. Actually, it may be the first H.G. Wells mash-up I’ve ever encountered, and James nails it on the head like a bunch of dancing angels! Anything I would say about the former would be a spoiler, so mum’s the word until you read it.
Definitely a recommended read!