A NOVEL by Ian R. MacLeod
CATEGORY Science Fiction / Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE September 2011
COVER ART Ben Baldwin
Unsigned jacketed hardcover—ISBN978-1-848631-94-6
100 jacketed hardcovers in a slipcase and signed by Ian R. MacLeod — ISBN 978-1-848631-95-3 [OUT OF PRINT]
Hollywood, 1940. It’s the Golden Age of the Feelies. All one-time actor and unlicensed matrimonial private eye Clark Gable has to do is impersonate a wealthy scriptwriter for a few hours, and sign the contract for the biopic of the inventor of a device which has changed entertainment forever. What could go wrong? Already, he’s seeing ghosts — but that’s nothing unusual. Europe is devastated by war and America is sleep-walking into Fascism — but what’s that got to do with him? By turns wry and romantic, but always gripping, multi-award winning writer Ian R MacLeod’s latest novel is a dazzling collision of science, fantasy and history. Like the feelies themselves, Wake Up and Dream is film noir with Technicolor wraiths.
Ian R. MacLeod has published five previous novels and four short story collections. Amongst many accolades, his work has won the Arthur C. Clarke, John W. Campbell, World Fantasy and Sidewise awards. He was born in the suburbs of Birmingham, England, and currently lives, works and dreams in the riverside town of Bewdley, Worcestershire. He has no current plans to write any feelie biopics — at least, not until the right offer comes along . . .
He maintains a website at www.ianrmacleod.com <http://www.ianrmacleod.com/