They Came Unbidden and Other Stories provides a look into the extraordinary with its themes of futuristic technology and the supernatural. It balances the mundane trials of romance, family, intimacy, and lost love against the fantastic. Each story is strikingly different, but each is connected by its wildly imaginative explorations of the fantastical.
In “They Came Unbidden,” Ben must reckon with the forces of vampires who have chosen to feed upon him when his lost lover is thrust back into his life. In “Sea Change,” Harry makes a supernatural deal for his life, and is left to wonder if this pact was worth it. In “City of Ghosts,” the young artist Broderick finds himself in a mysterious and magical fight for his life against an inexplicably powerful young woman. This collection explores magic, faraway planets, monsters, and otherworldly realms, all contrasted against the pervasive triumph of love and humanity.