Stories from the Northern Road (Penrose 2.5)

Cover art by Fangorn

The first ever collection from one of the UK’s finest SF authors: Tony Ballantyne, who has been a finalist for the Philip K Dick award and whose short fiction has featured regularly in Years Best SF anthologies. A quartet of brand new stories set on the world of Penrose (introduced in the novels Twisted Metal and Blood and Iron) join five stories set in the Recursion universe to produce Stories from the Northern Road. This is Tony Ballantyne at his best.


  1. Introduction

Stories from the Northern Road

  1. A Note from the Author
  2. Four Blind Horses
  3. Janet Verdigris
  4. Isabel and the Outlandish Robots
  5. The Robot Behind Me

Recursive Tales

  2. Restoring the Balance 1
  3. Restoring the Balance 2
  4. Seeds
  5. The Sixth VNM

Released September 2012, as a Signed Hardback Edition, limited to 125 copies: £19.99


11 Responses to Stories from the Northern Road (Penrose 2.5)

  1. Duracell says:

    Excellent! Just ordered it.

    (It’s on the website now:

  2. Paul M says:

    Just surfed into your website to check out how 3rd Penrose book coming along. Saw stories from the northern road and just ordered it! How are you getting on with Penrose 3.0 ?

  3. I just got my copies of Stories from the Northern Road delivered. They’ve done a great job on them!

    Penrose 3.0 is moving forward slowly…

  4. Rhys Savage says:

    Tony! How goes Penrose 3?
    I see you are working upon other projects at the moment; please tell me that you haven’t given up on it!
    It has been too long since I have had any new news from that awesome world you built.
    Thanks for your time!

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