Another publishing first: extracts from But n Ben A Go-Go, as far as we know the only science fiction novel written entirely in Scots. In the island city of Port, Paolo Stevenson Broon is running out of time and money as he tries to locate the carrier of the virus which has struck down his beloved Nadia and left her cocooned in the high-security Rigo Imbeki Medical Center. A linguistic tour de force. Matthew Fitt was writer-in-residence at Hugh MacDiarmid's cottage, Brownsbank, near Biggar, from 1995 to 1997. His stories and poems, including the infamous 'Kate O' Shanter's Tale', have been widely published in magazines and anthologies, and in his collection Pure Radge.