Phil Trevena's patients are dying and he needs answers. One of the disturbed men in his care tells him that he needs to find Daniel, that Daniel will be able to explain what is happening. But who is Daniel? Daniel was lost once, broken by the same force that has turned its hatred on Trevena. His destiny is greater than he could ever imagine. Drawn together, Trevena and Daniel embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery, encountering The Firmament Surgeons in the Dark Time-the flux above our reality. Whoever controls Dark Time controls the minds of humanity. The Firmament Surgeons, aware of the approach of limitless hostility and darkness, are gathered to bring an end to the war with the Autoscopes, before they tear our reality apart.
Paul Meloy's extraordinarily rich debut novel introduces us to a world just beyond our own, shattering our preconceptions about creativity and mental illness, presenting us with a novel like no other.
Paul Meloy was born in 1966 in South London. He is the author of Islington Crocodiles and Dogs with Their Eyes Shut, and the collection Electric Breakfast. His work has been published in Black Static, Interzone and a variety of award winning anthologies. He lives in Devon with his family.
Publisher: Solaris (November 5, 2015)
Length: 384 pages
'How do you entwine humour and tragedy without one detracting from the other? Ask Paul Meloy, because he's done it in The Night Clock.' - Adam Nevill, author of House of Small Shadows and No One Gets Out Alive.;'The Night Clock isn't just a good horror novel, it's a great one. Superbly written, full of bite, originality, and, most importantly, heart and soul.' - S.L. Grey, author of The Mall and Underground;'A novel from Meloy has been a long time coming, and this debut delivers in style. This is writing that not only paints pictures, but builds worlds. And what terrifying, thrilling, beautiful worlds they are.' - Tim Lebbon, author of The Hunt and The Silence.
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