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The Thing on the Shore

(2011)
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The Thing on the Shore takes place in a call center in Whitehaven. When Artemis Black (from The Leaping) is assigned to manage the centre on behalf of a mysterious multinational corporation called Interext, the isolation and remoteness of the place encourage him to implement a decidedly unhinged personal project, installing what purports to be cutting-edge AI technology, with a real, "human" voice, on the automated answering systems.

As a result of Artemis's actions, one of his employees, Arthur, becomes aware of an intangible landscape inside the labyrinthine systems of the call-centre--a landscape in which he can feel some kind of otherworldly consciousness stirring and in which, perhaps as a result of his father's increasingly alarming eccentricities, he feels that he could find his recently deceased mother.

Arthur takes refuge in this belief as his father, his job, and his house slowly deteriorate around him. He begins to conflate the mysterious, interstitial region that exists down the phonelines with the sea, as that was where his mother drowned. In a way he is right--Artemis's meddlings have attracted something, it is just not as benevolent as he thinks.

Genre: Horror    Get it on Google Play


Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing on the Shore
Author(s): Tom Fletcher
ISBN: 1-84916-136-4 / 978-1-84916-136-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing on the Shore
Author(s): Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing on the Shore
Author(s): Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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