ONLINE EVENT: Jane Gilmartin "The Mirror Man" w/ Sylvain Neuvel
Jane Gilmartin presents Mirror Man, a near-future suspense in which a man agrees to be replaced by a clone, only to have his life spiral out of control and everything he values put at risk. Jane will be in conversation with Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants and the upcoming A History of What Comes Next.
This free online event will take place through Zoom.
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ABOUT MIRROR MAN
The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of his life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. When ViGen Pharmaceuticals asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from. No one will know he’s been replaced—not the son who ignores him, not his increasingly distant wife—since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer his consciousness and memories to his copy.
From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day life. But soon Jeremiah discovers that examining himself from an outsider’s perspective isn’t what he thought it would be, and he watches in horror as “his” life spirals out of control. ViGen needs the experiment to succeed—they won’t call it off, and are prepared to remove any obstacle. With his family in danger, Jeremiah needs to finally find the courage to face himself head-on.
Praise for THE MIRROR MAN
“Gilmartin explores the nature of selfhood in this bracing sci-fi debut…the philosophical and psychological issues are well-developed and the climactic finale is thrilling. Gilmartin’s thought-provoking tale is well worth a look.”
“This is a cloning story that reads like a thriller, making it accessible to fans of sf and corporate espionage.”
“A cloning story that is both profound and artfully contained. Claustrophobic and disturbingly intimate. Simply brilliant."
—Sylvain Neuvel, bestselling author of The Themis Files trilogy
“An incredible debut, fascinating in concept with characters that grip you from the get-go. A timely and touching nove!”
—New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham
“A remarkable debut…Great concept and brilliantly executed.”
—John Marrs, international bestselling author of The One
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Gilmartin has been a news reporter and editor for several small-town weekly papers and enjoyed a brief but exciting stint as a rock music journalist. A bucket list review just before she turned 50 set her on the path to fiction writing. Also checked off that list: an accidental singing career, attending a Star Trek convention, and getting a hug from David Bowie. She lives in her hometown of Hingham, Massachusetts.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Sylvain Neuvel has taught linguistics in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. His girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many toys, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course). His debut, SLEEPING GIANTS, was described by NPR as “one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.” His next novel, A HISTORY OF WHAT COMES NEXT comes out on February 2.