The nine fictions in 8 REMOTE WOMEN are, in one way or another, mysteries. The first five pieces approach a conventional detective-investigates-crime form, albeit with a very unconventional detective (Koji Remote) and 'crimes' that approach the surreal. In the sixth piece, "X-pek d-Laze," the detective has gone missing and a very odd group of his friends undertake the task of discovering his whereabouts. In the title piece, "8 Remote Women," Koji encounters a series of women that seem to exist on the far side of a gap he is mysteriously unable to cross. In "The Coinage of the Brain," Koji has retired to the suburbs, but is pulled back into the private eye's life when a neighbor's dog falls victim to an unscrupulous and corrupt veterinarian. In the final novella, "The Case," private eye Brock Meirski pursues a solution to an obscure condition he calls The Case. He finds evidence everywhere, but a solution eludes him as his efforts are repeatedly undermined by the exuberance of his own thought processes. 8 REMOTE WOMEN is unique, unnerving and hilarious.