For fans of Blake Crouch and Chuck Wendig, THE MIRROR MAN is a near-future suspense in which a man agrees to be replaced by a clone, only to have his life spiral out of control, and everything he values put at risk.
They put a perfect clone into his imperfect life.
The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of your own life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. Jeremiah Adams is a middle aged man with a failing marriage, a teenage son who barely acknowledges him, and a job he no longer believes in. When the opportunity to take part in an illegal cloning experiment is brought to him by his employer, ViGen Pharmaceuticals, Jeremiah sees it as a chance to take a much-needed break from an existence that he feels increasingly disconnected from. No one will know he’s been replaced, since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer consciousness and memories to his copy.
From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day. But soon Jeremiah discovers that examining himself from an outsider’s perspective isn’t what he thought it would be. As “his” life spirals out of control, he finds that he’s more captive lab rat than collaborator. ViGen needs the experiment to succeed and will go to any lengths to remove obstacles. With his family in danger, Jeremiah will need to escape and finally find the courage to face himself head-on.
Mythopoeic Awards - 2009
Announcements: Finalists (May 27, 2009)
Source: Mythopoeic Society
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe is a new short story collection by Gene Wolfe. It will be published by PS Publishing during the summer of 2009. This book was originally published by Tor Books as The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction. This limited edition contains one additional story, "Christmas Inn".
Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read The Very Best of Gene Wolfe in advance before its publication, so here's our review.
A REVIEW OF THE VERY BEST OF GENE WOLFE
Alex Irvine's Mystery Hill is a science fiction novella from PS Publishing. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read this novella, so we'll publish our review here.
A REVIEW OF ALEX IRVINE'S MYSTERY HILL
Lynn Flewelling is an American fantasy author, who has written two successful fantasy series, Nightrunner series and The Tamír Triad.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Lynn Flewelling.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LYNN FLEWELLING