Epic Space is a hilarious take on contemporary culture as viewed through the twisted prism of `Martin', amoral architectural consultant with a penchant for a long lunch and powerful friends, including members of the Cabinet and HRH the Prince of Wales.
Written in weekly diary form, Martin's world is a mad and woozy version of our own: one in which Martin and his friend, the nanofuturologist Beansy, can invent Kryptogel - a new building material developed using `hard air'.
It's a world where the property wing of the Church of England builds buy-to-let almshouses while `bouncy mega-mosques' have helium-stiffened minarets.
An arts correspondent is sacked by a Sunday newspaper and replaced with his own overdressed architectural dachshund.
Soot becomes a valuable stock market commodity. A hipster skyscraper is called the Blard. And an ambitious plan is hatched to turn the North around so that it faces south.
Big questions are asked: Is Texture The New Fragrance?
Is Modern Modernism Just Post-Modernism But With A Neo-Modernistic Coat On?
How Fat is Your Faceprint? And, reassuringly, there are still plenty of boozy lunches.