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A Game of Authors

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In pursuit of a scoop, American journalist Hal Garson follows up on a mysterious, desperate letter that points to the whereabouts of legendary author Antone Luac, who vanished without a trace in Mexico years ago. The celebrated writer's disappearance is an enduring mystery, and Garson senses this story will make his career. Despite warnings, he travels to isolated Ciudad B ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published October 18th 2013 by Wordfire Press LLC
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Alyssia Cooke
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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From the opening few pages, I wasn't really that impressed by this. I found it rather stilted and struggled to engage with the setting or the characters. Thankfully, this changed the further I got into the story. I'm not sure if this would count as a novel or a short story, but either way, once I had ploughed through those first few chapters I found myself honestly intrigued. The characters are perhaps a little more two dimensional than in the previous couple of unpublished novels I have read by ...more
Nov 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
Of course, Frank Herbert didn’t write this novel in 2013. WordFire Press – better known as Kevin J Anderson – has been publishing Herbert’s previously unpublished work, and this mainstream thriller is one of those. And I can see why it never saw print back in the day. A journalist is sent a letter in broken English which reveals that a long-missing Pulitzer Prize-winning author is hiding out in Mexico. The journalist persuades his paper to let him check it out… but it’s all a plot by the missing ...more
Neil Davies
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story is an average Cold War anti-communist tale (with the twist of the main protagonists being authors) and would have got 3-stars, but it is elevated to 4-stars by the writing ability of Frank Herbert. Wonderful writer. Wish he was still around and still writing.
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Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author.

He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classi