Ghost Frequencies: it's coming for yooooooou

Spotted in the wild:

As you can see, up there on the top right is a glimpse of the paperback of my new short novel Ghost Frequencies picked up at Glasgow's Satellite Convention, most likely at a Newcon Press event.

I also spotted it listed on Amazon the other day with a release date of 19th June: you can see it listed at mybook.to/ghostfrequencies. Depending on where you are, it might say 'currently unavailable'. If it does, the yellow 'purchase' button should have a message telling you it can send you an email when it does become available. So if you'd like to pre-order it when it's available, click that button.

Once both the paperback and ebook are available either for purchase or pre-order, I'll post here to let you know.

But what's it about, Gary? Well, I'm glad you asked. Here's the back cover blurb:
Susan MacDonald is desperate. Unless she makes a breakthrough soon, Ashford, the millionaire businessman financing her project, will shut it down and disband her research team. She knows she’s close – that she’s on the verge of proving the existence of retrocausality, which will enable her to harness quantum mechanics to produce a revolutionary new form of instantaneous communication – but results are proving frustratingly elusive.
The last thing Susan needs is a team of ghost hunters moving into her base of operations, Ashford Hall – a building with a troubled past. Nor does she need the odd sounds – snatches of random conversation and even music – that are hampering her experiments; but does this interference represent the presence of ‘ghosts’ as some claim, deliberate sabotage as suggested by others, or is there an even more sinister explanation? 
The story to some extent focuses on Electronic Voice Phenomena, or essentially, tape recordings of what are supposedly ghosts speaking. Some of my older readers will perhaps remember an old Nigel Kneale teleplay from the early 70s called The Stone Tapes, and it was a definite influence.  


Paperback edition of Scienceville now available

Just so you know, after much fussing over photo-editing and formatting software, Scienceville and Other Lost Worlds is now also available as a paperback! And a nice little package it is too. Slim, but delightful.

You can get it here. mybook.to/SVPB


Cover Art Reveal: Ghost Frequencies

Ian Whates of Newcon Press posted the artwork for Ghost Frequencies, amongst others, in just the last couple of hours, so I guess it's okay to talk about it here. GF is one of a set of four forthcoming novellas/short novels, with the others written by Ricardo Pinto, Adam Roberts and Hal Duncan - making a strong Scottish representation with three of us from north of the border.

The artwork, by Ben Baldwin, is created as a single piece and divided up between the four books. The art for Ghost Frequencies, therefore, is the first quarter of the painting - the ghostly lady in front of a burning mansion. I have to say that I think Ben has done a great job not only overall, but also of capturing the spirit of my own book. I can't wait to see it in print.

No word yet on the publication date, but as soon as I get it, and as soon as I feel able to speak more directly about the nature of the story itself, I'll post here.