A WRITER'S LIFE by Eric Brown, intro by Paul di Filippo, cover art by Julian Flynn. Harrogate, UK; PS Publishing; 2001. 1st edition trade paperback.
Mid-list writer Daniel Ellis becomes obsessed with the life and work of novelist Vaughan Edwards, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996. Edwards's novels, freighted with foreboding tragedy and a lyrical sense of loss, echo something in Ellis's own life. His investigations lead Ellis ever deeper into the enigma that lies at the heart of Vaughan Edwards's country house, Edgecoombe Hall, and the horror that dwells there.
In a departure from his science fiction roots, Eric Brown has written a haunting novella that explores the essence of creativity, the secret of love, and the tragedy that lies at the heart of human existence.
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED trade paperback edition of 500 copies, SIGNED by the author. Fine. OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER.