Missing Signal

Missing Signal

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From Seb Doubinsky, author of The Song of Synth , The Babylonian Trilogy , White City , Absinth , Omega Gray and Suan Ming , comes his highly anticipated next installment in the City-States Cycle. Missing Signal -a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy? Agent Terrence Kovacs has worked for the New Petersburg Counter-Intel Department propagating fake UFO stories for so long that even he has a hard time separating fact from fiction. Especially when he's approached by a beautiful woman named Vita, who claims she's been sent from another planet to liberate Earth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 36mm | 272g
  • Atlanta, United States
  • English
  • 1946154113
  • 9781946154118
  • 1,353,740

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Beneath the entertaining wrapper of science fiction, Missing Signal is a masterfully written work, both provocative and rewarding. -- Susan Waggoner -- Foreword Reviews "Crisp chapters cartwheel you in an incredible odyssey that gets wilder and weirder as it possesses you . . . Something about the novel abolishes distraction. Once you open the book, you are committed. No hard work, just a heart-thud moment, electricity, and you're hooked. In its tiny chapters pulsing with voltage, the narrative leaves nothing short. The reading is like a golden egg hunt, literary gifts tucked away in findable nests." -- Eugen Bacon -- Breach Magazine "Seb Doubinsky's always beena critique of modern politics and the tyrannical fallacies of consumerism.Missing Signalis another addition to that nuanced, but powerful legacy as it's a novel about being told what to do and who to believe, which doesn't lead to any satisfying answers if you don't proactively choose your own path through a maze of make believes and misinformation." -- Benoit Lelievre -- Dead End Follies (5 stars) "I'm delighted to have discovered an exciting new voice in Seb Doubinsky's unusual novella. This is not a traditional sci-fi story but is one which offers a disturbing glimpse into a dystopian city-state future which reflects, albeit in an exaggerated way, so much of all that is disturbing in our 21st century world. -- Linda Hepworth -- Nudge-Book Magazine The tense, sparse prose of this novella-which explicitly names its inspirations in the aesthetics of Michelangelo Antonionia's 'beautiful emptiness,' William S. Burrough's theories, and the porn and B-movies of the 1960s and '70s, as well as the tropes of alien encounters in early SF matches its strong themes of loneliness, paranoia, and the search for identity in a world of deception. -- Publishers Weekly
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About Seb Doubinsky

Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual writer born in Paris in 1963. His novels, all set in a dystopian universe revolving around competing cities-states, have been published in the UK and in the USA. He currently lives with his family in Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches at the university.
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42 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 43% (18)
4 26% (11)
3 21% (9)
2 7% (3)
1 2% (1)
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