Item 118: signed copy of THE THING ON THE SHORE by Tom Fletcher, plus appearance in his next novel

The highest bidder will receive a copy of THE THING ON THE SHORE by Tom Fletcher, signed by the author. Additionally, they will appear as a named character in Tom’s next novel.

Minimum Bid: £10.00

– donated by Tom Fletcher

The Thing on the Shore takes place in a call-centre in Whitehaven, just a short hop from Sellafield along Cumbria’s grim western coastline. When Artemis Black (from The Leaping) is assigned to manage the centre on behalf of a mysterious multinational corporation called Interext, the isolation and remoteness of the place encourage him to implement a decidedly unhinged personal project, installing what purports to be cutting-edge AI technology, with a real, ‘human’ voice, on the automated answering systems. As a result of Artemis’ actions, one of his employees, Arthur, becomes aware of an intangible landscape inside the labyrinthine systems of the call-centre – a landscape in which he can feel some kind of otherworldly consciousness stirring and in which, perhaps as a result of his father’s increasingly alarming eccentricities, he feels that he could find his recently deceased mother. Arthur takes refuge in this belief as his father, his job, and his house slowly deteriorate around him. He begins to conflate the mysterious, interstitial region that exists down the phonelines with the sea, as that was where his mother drowned. In a way he is right – Artemis’ meddlings have attracted something, it is just not as benevolent as he thinks…

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9 Responses to Item 118: signed copy of THE THING ON THE SHORE by Tom Fletcher, plus appearance in his next novel

  1. Open for bidding: please place your bids!

  2. Simon says:

    £10

  3. Graeme Williams says:

    I bid £12.00

  4. kev mcveigh says:

    Go on, I bid £25

  5. Tori Watson says:

    £60!

  6. Jason Bull says:

    £60.01

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