The Fictional Man

The Fictional Man

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"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 technology-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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 21mm | 240g
  • Solaris
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781080933
  • 9781781080931
  • 580,270

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"A fascinating tour-de-force" * SFX Magazine * "Worthy of comparison with Philip K. Dick" -- Starburst Magazine * Starburst Magazine * "A breathtakingly clever writer" -- Amazing Stories * Amazing Stories * "A book you want to endlessly quote" -- Den of Geek * Den of Geek *
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About Al Ewing

Al Ewing is best known for his work in comics, writing Immortal Hulk and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel, as well as Judge Dredd and Zombo for the British comic 2000 AD. He has also written a number of novels for Abaddon Books, including the El Sombra trilogy.
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342 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 20% (70)
4 39% (134)
3 28% (96)
2 10% (33)
1 3% (9)
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