The Arrival of the Overlords (Volume Two of Matter Is Mostly Space) builds on the abnormal realities generated by events in The Metaphysical Invasions.
Vera Kamchatka and Roland Randall re-appear in various incarnations as their lives careen through the worlds of alien abductees, brain-suckers, toilet-stall politicians, Those People, the vile “Bill Planter” alien, and the destruction of the human race. The author himself makes a brief amateurish appearance.
The stories in The Arrival of the Overlords are
“Somewhere Dreamers Wake”
“Those To Be Destroyed Are First Shown Love”
“The Invasion Of The Televoids”
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