Mid-list writer Daniel Ellis becomes obsessed with the life and work of novelist Vaughan Edwards, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996. Edwards' novels, freighted with foreboding tragedy and a lyrical sense of loss, echo something in Ellis's own life. His investigations lead Ellis ever deeper into the enigma that lies at the heart of Vaughan Edwards' country house, Edgecoombe Hall, and the horror that dwells there.
In a departure from his science fiction roots, Eric Brown has written a haunting novella that explores the essence of creativity, the secret of love, and the tragedy that lies at the heart of human existence.
Cover by Julian Flynn
"British writing with a deft, understated touch: wonderful"
– New Scientist
"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility"
– Paul McAuley
"One of the very best of the new generation of British SF writers"
"Eric Brown has an enviable talent for writing stories which are the essence of modern science fiction and yet show a passionate concern for the human predicament and human values"
– Bob Shaw
"A story of scope and vision, as intricate as a snowflake... astoundingly believable... A Writer's Life is a great addition to anyone's Kindle, smart-phone or PC, and I for one shall be keeping an eye out for any new books on Infinity Plus"
– Thomas Jarrett, Suite101
"This is a genuinely engrossing tale, quietly but beautifully written - a ghost story that proves in the outcome to be about something stranger than ghosts, and also about the complications of love... Great stuff!"
– Alyss, Amazon review
"Not only my favourite piece of writing by Eric Brown but also one of the most honest explorations of the writing mentality that I've ever read"
– Neil Williamson, Amazon review