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The Fictional Man

Funny, whipsmart, profound and moving, The Fictional Man is a worthy successor to Ballard or Dick by best-selling comics icon Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk)

 

“What’s it like, not being real?”

 In LA, where today’s star is tomorrow’s busboy, discarded “Fictionals” – characters spun into flesh-and-blood by genetic engineering and hypnogogic brain-training – are everywhere. Screenwriter Niles Golan’s therapist is a Fictional. So is his best friend. So (maybe) is the woman in the bar he can’t stop staring at. It’s getting so you can’t tell who’s real and who’s not.

 Niles isn’t completely sure how real he is…

 

Al Ewing is a British novelist and American comic book writer, currently responsible for much of Marvel Comics' Avengers titles. He came to prominence with the #1 UK comic 2000 AD and then wrote a sequence of novels for Abaddon, of which the El Sombra books are the most celebrated, before becomiing the regular writer for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor and a leading Marvel writer. He lives in York, England.

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