The Welfare Man

Published in Interzone, August 1993; 3rd place in annual Interzone reader’s poll.


  • The Best of Interzone, edited by David Pringle and published by Voyager (HarperCollins) in 1997
  • (A truncated version of the story was also reproduced in Health and Disease: a Reader, published by Open University Press, 1995)

La Macchina

Published in Interzone, April 1991

(A prototype for the novel The Holy Machine; this story is collected in The Turing Test from Elastic Press)


  • Year’s Best Science Fiction # 9, edited by Gardner Dozois (it appears in the UK as “Best New SF”), published by St Martin’s Press, 1992
  • Gedanken Fictions: Stories on Themes in Science, Technology and Society, edited by Thomas Easton and published by Wildside Press, 2000
  • Robots, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann and published by Ace Books, 2005