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A Writer's Life by Eric Brown

A Writer
A Writer

Mid-list writer Daniel Ellis becomes obsessed with the life and work of novelist Vaughan Edwards, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996. Edwards' novels, freighted with foreboding tragedy and a lyrical sense of loss, echo something in Ellis's own life. His investigations lead Ellis ever deeper into the enigma that lies at the heart of Vaughan Edwards' country house, Edgecoombe Hall, and the horror that dwells there.

In a departure from his science fiction roots, Eric Brown has written a haunting novella that explores the essence of creativity, the secret of love, and the tragedy that lies at the heart of human existence.

Cover by Julian Flynn

Published: 24 Dec 2010

"British writing with a deft, understated touch: wonderful"
New Scientist

"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility"
Paul McAuley

"One of the very best of the new generation of British SF writers"

"Eric Brown has an enviable talent for writing stories which are the essence of modern science fiction and yet show a passionate concern for the human predicament and human values"
Bob Shaw

"A story of scope and vision, as intricate as a snowflake... astoundingly believable... A Writer's Life is a great addition to anyone's Kindle, smart-phone or PC, and I for one shall be keeping an eye out for any new books on Infinity Plus"
Thomas Jarrett, Suite101

"This is a genuinely engrossing tale, quietly but beautifully written - a ghost story that proves in the outcome to be about something stranger than ghosts, and also about the complications of love... Great stuff!"
Alyss, Amazon review

"Not only my favourite piece of writing by Eric Brown but also one of the most honest explorations of the writing mentality that I've ever read"
Neil Williamson, Amazon review

Eric Brown

Eric Brown began writing when he was fifteen, while living in Australia, and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories, has published over forty books, and his work has been translated into sixteen languages. His latest books include the SF novels The Serene Invasion, Satan's Reach, and the crime novel Murder by the Book. He writes a regular science fiction review column for the Guardian newspaper and lives near Dunbar, East Lothian.

more infinity plus books by Eric Brown:

The Spacetime Pit Plus Two Microcosms: Forty-Two stories The Fall of Tartarus Deep Future Rites of Passage Salvage Parallax View Blue Shifting infinity plus: quintet The Time-Lapsed Man and other stories Ghostwriting Penumbra The Death of Cassandra Quebec The Time-Lapsed Man Approaching Omega Meridian Days The Angels of Life and Death infinities

the infinity plus shuffle:

The Girl with Two Souls (The Factory Girl Trilogy #1) The Quarantined City One of Us Midway Circus of the Grand Design Smoke Paper Mirrors: a short saga for our times Playmate The Ephemera Embrace: tales from the dark side infinity plus: quintet