Scott Tierney

Scott Tierney is the author of off-the-wall comic series, Pointless Conversations. Pointless Conversations is often described as an hilarious back and forth between two idiots about nothing in particular. It spans twelve original comics, along with a host of spin-off companions, Quickie. In 2017, Scott authored his first novel, epic sci-fi fantasy, Tomorrow is Another Year. Its set over the course of several hundred years and charts the tumultuous shifting of the sociological landscape. He has also written several short stories which have been translated into audiobooks and the novel, Kin.

At the end of the 19th century a strange and unexplained medical phenomenon starts to occur – people being to ‘clump’ together. What starts out as two individuals conjoined at the skin soon snowballs into groups of three, four, and upwards. How large can these clumps grow? And when, if at all, will the clumping stop?

In 2018 it was estimated that there were over 750 million spiders in the United Kingdom. By contrast, the overall number today is less than ten percent of that – but now the spiders live all around us. Today, the spiders are our neighbours. They live alongside us, coexist with us. As us… An intriguing, imaginative, and often unsettling short story set in a world where spiders and humans live together, Eight Over Four examines the problems which arise should two contrasting species be forced together.

Forced into spending the day with one another while their wife and respective mother undergoes a procedure, a father and son become reacquainted after a period of disjunction. As the day progress and the proverbial scabs are picked, each man comes to understand a little more about the other. And, in the process, a great deal more about themselves…

“If any civilization strives to be prosperous and remain civilized then crime must always lead to punishment – and today the punishment is crime…” In a near-future where the punishment for any crime is Outlawry – where the outlaw is cast out from the protection of the state and left to fend for themselves – a Lawman goes on the hunt for a prized and valuable outlaw. Yet as the night unfolds, the fine line between Lawman and Outlaw soon begins to blur.

Have you ever seen beauty? I mean real beauty? In this short story set during the daily commute on a 1950’s era train trolley, beauty is the leading light which makes all of life’s struggles worthwhile – although some only see this light as something to be extinguished…

In this short story set with the world of sci-fi novel Tomorrow is Another year, Michael awakes to find future London beset in the fever of a vast festival. Little does he know that the reasons behind the festival, and the mysterious ‘Pause’ which is due to follow thereafter, are less than joyful…

In this prequel to the sci-fi novel Tomorrow is Another year, an intrepid young man looks back across the multiple lifetimes he has survived through – lifetimes ingrained within the rings of an old tree trunk…