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Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus is the first in a series of short story collections featuring Iris Wildthyme and Panda, published by Obverse Books.

Publisher's summary[]

What is there left to say about Iris Wildthyme — transtemporal adventuress extraordinaire, metafictional explorer of texts and subtexts, double-decker-dwelling interstellar bag-lady, amnesia-prone political and sexual revolutionary, writer of wrongs, wronger of rights (especially copyrights), all-round champion of freedom, occasional nightclub singer and frequent bar-room floozy?

Well, there's always something.

A collection of brand new stories, taking the transtemporal adventuress and her trusty companion Panda all the way from snowy Darlington to the literal end of the universe (and beyond!), visiting friends old and new on the way. With an introduction by Iris' alter-ego, Katy Manning, original artwork by legendary Doctor Who artist June Hudson and new stories from Paul Magrs, Philip Purser-Hallard and Steve Cole amongst many others. There really is always something new in the headlights of Iris' trusty number 22 bus to Putney Common!


Title Author
Introduction Katy Manning
A Gamble with Wildthyme Steve Lyons
Sovereign Mags L. Halliday
The Unhappy Medium Mark Wright and Cavan Scott
Future Legend Stuart Douglas
Battleship Anathema Philip Purser-Hallard
The Dreadful Flap Paul Magrs
And Not a Drop to Drink Steven Wickham
Iris Wildthyme y Señor Cientocinco contra Los Monstruos del Fiesta Cody Schell
Why? Because We Like You Jonathan Dennis
The Scarlet Shadow Stewart Sheargold
Only Living Girls Stephen Cole


  • This book is also available as an ebook from the Obverse Books website.

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