A very happy paperback publication day to The Fictional Man by Al Ewing. This stunning new edition features cover art by the talented designer James Jones.

“What’s it like, not being real?”

In LA, where today’s star is tomorrow’s busboy, discarded “Fictionals”—characters spun into flesh-and-blood by technology—are everywhere. Screenwriter 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. It’s getting so you can’t tell who’s real and who’s not.

Niles isn’t completely sure how real he is…

“A fascinating tour-de-force, it’s hard to see how Ewing could possibly better this exhilarating page-turner!” — SFX Magazine

“An effortless and rapid read…the novel works perfectly. Highly recommended.” — Starburst Magazine

“This book is smart, brave, funny, and affecting.” — Comic Book Resources