Music From the 5th Planet

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Music From the Fifth Planet collects 14 of Anne Nicholls’ best science fiction and fantasy stories.

Anne is at her finest when displaying and dissecting [the] viciously intertwined brambles of human making, showing how the dream of reality and its truth can be so far apart between one mind and another… All of these are beautifully written. Anne evokes setting and directs action with great skill so that the tales flow along at an effortless pace from daring beginning to satisfying end. I wish she would write more adventure stories! — Justina Robson


  • By Right of the Stars
  • Howie Dreams
  • Pixellated
  • The Cunning Plan
  • The World of the Silver Writer
  • The Seeds of a Pomegranate
  • Bride of the Sea
  • Dragon’s Breath
  • Wishbone
  • Fair Phantom, Come I
  • Eyes of Day, Eyes of Night
  • Dragonsbridge
  • Buried Flame
  • Roman Games

Cover painting by David A Hardy

I love a good story: thrills, adventures, heroism, the writing of wrongs. — Anne Nicholls

Music From the Fifth Planet is available from Amazon, The Book Depository and other online bookshops. Also available for the Kindle.

Music from the Fifth Planet is an excellent collection of stories. I don’t often read speculative fiction so this collection made an interesting change from the stuff I usually read. Nicholls is an excellent writer. Story after story took me somewhere surprising. I enjoyed “By Right of the Stars”, “The World of Silver Winter”, “Bride of the Sea”, “Wishbone” and “Eyes of Day, Eyes of Night” the most. I’d highly recommend Music from the Fifth Planet. — Book Lovers’ Boudoir