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The Fictional Man : Al Ewing
The Fictional Man
Pages: 320
ISBN (Mobi): 9781849975391
ISBN (Epub): 9781849975384
ISBN (Print): 9781781080931
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Release date: 07 May 2013

‘What’s it like, not being real?’

In Hollywood, where last year’s stars are this year’s busboys, Fictionals are everywhere. 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. Fictionals – characters ‘translated’ into living beings for movies and TV using cloning technology – are a part of daily life in LA now. Sometimes the problem is knowing who’s real and who’s not.

Divorced, alcoholic and hanging on by a thread, Niles – author of The Saladin Imperative: A Kurt Power Novel and many others – has been hired to write a big-budget reboot of a classic movie. If he does this right, the studio might bring one of Niles’ own characters to life. Somewhere beneath the movie – beneath the TV show it was inspired by, the children’s book behind that and the story behind that – is the kernel of something important. If he can just hold it together long enough...
About The Author : Al Ewing
Al Ewing is a fictional character invented by playwright and syndicated columnist Dwight Augenheimer. A background character in many of Augenheimer’s bedroom farces, he appears as the protagonist of the 2012 play The Reluctant Insomniac, in which he claims to have written for comics such as 2000 AD, Avengers Assemble and Jennifer Blood, as well as writing a number of “critically-acclaimed” novels for Abaddon Books, including Gods Of Manhattan and Pax Omega. Over the course of the play, Ewing struggles with – and finally completes – a sprawling metafictional novel called The Fictional Man; however, a final attempted bit of cleverness in the biography section of the book leads, through a series of bizarre coincidences and mishaps, to the writer being marooned naked in the wilds of Alaska, pursued by a bear. Augenheimer has expressed a desire to further humiliate the character in future works.