A Mirage in the Memory

A Prequel to The Slip Saga

A Mirage in the Memory A Prequel to The Slip Saga cover

Dogged by a digital ghost and his own murky past, he must scour the city to kill the killer … or lose the woman he loves.

  • "Tull has done a fantastic job in establishing a foundation for a wider series, while also delivering a fully fleshed, independent story"
  • "Tull truly knows how to dig into the human psyche"
  • "With the limited length of this format, Tull manages to create a dystopic world, with cyberpunk elements intertwined with some homage to classic culture"
  • "I was given such a nostalgic vibe to the movies I grew up watching, such as The Matrix & Daybreakers, the story reminding me of how those plots gripped me from the get go"
  • "You would not realise this was a prequel novella if not for the length of the book"
  • "The technology is integrated seamlessly into the narrative and I was able to imagine it with confidence based on the context that was provided"
  • "If, like me, you prefer your speculative fiction to have a hard grounding in reality and wouldn't normally touch fantasy with a wizard's staff, don't be put off by the dracula stuff. This isn't Twilight. It's a very well-realised world, with a ton of interesting tech and no whiff of any 'magic' nonsense, that just happens to feature characters who have a taste for human blood."
  • "This is one of the best written books I’ve read in a long time, with literary lines that sparked across the page without crossing over into purple prose."
  • "The writing simply oozed with style and atmosphere that drew me in effortlessly."

Earth, post-Apocalypse. Thibault Allard is determined to save his wife. After he escapes the addictive virtual reality that enslaved them both, he works as a bounty hunter for their unsavoury captor to gain inside access and search for his beloved. But when the morally flexible immortal is handed a ruthless ultimatum, he derails his plans in order to pursue the man who terminated his boss’s spouse.

Getting close to the dangerous cult leader responsible for the woman’s death, he scrambles to survive after he’s captured and imprisoned. And thrown into a pit for a gladiatorial battle against a blood-lusting monster, Thibault fears he’ll die before he can rescue the bride he left behind.

Can he double down on his duty without losing the rest of his soul?

A Mirage in the Memory is the intriguing prequel novella to The Slip Saga science fiction fantasy series. If you like men who exist in the grey, suspenseful world-building, and engaging page-turners, then you’ll love Simon Tull’s hard-boiled detective mystery.