Jeff is dying. Haunted by memories and grappling with the shame of his desires, he runs away to remote Scotland with a piece of experimental tech that allows him to enter the mind of someone in the past. Instructed to only use it three times, Jeff – self-indulgent, isolated and deteriorating – ignores this advice. A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren’t those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and create a place for themselves in the human soul.
Sean opens up the show with a poem called I AM. Angela tells us about her transition from book lover to book writer and becoming a publisher somewhere in-between. We hear about Angela's adventures in flash fiction that lead to a collection called Captives being published and then Angela tells us about her brand new novel Superior Spectre and reads a short chapter from the book to give you a little taster. Angela reads a brand new work written just for More Than A Whelan based on the prompt winter weakening supplied by George Dunford. Thank you George! Sean reads a poem called Deja You, Deja Me, Deja Day. Based on an image posted by Mileta Rien on the More Than A Whelan Facebook page. Go to our MTAW Instagram page to see the image. Sean also reads a poem called So You Think You Can Die based on the prompt The Afterworld, The Underworld and Other Worlds written especially for his appearance at the Night Heron readings.