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A science fiction murder mystery set in a future world where virtual reality is a way of life.

The hero is a Dreamer, a one-in-a-million talent who lays down psi-discs for the Cerebral Broadcasting Corporation. Dreamers are employed on billion-dollar contracts to produce psi-discs, the entertainment of the future. But when Dreamers start to die, our hero has to go into their alternative realities on the track of the killer.

Be warned - there is a fair amount of sexual violence in the book, which is necessary for the plot but which is not for the faint-hearted! If you have any reservations at all, please download the sample first.

Dreamer's Cat is a fast-paced 67,000 words, about 260 pages. It has been a science fiction bestseller ever since it was released for the Kindle and it will only ever be published as an eBook.

FIVE STAR REVIEW from Vine Voice and Top 500 Reviewer Shaun Horrigan of London - "This book is a novella rather than a full length novel but in this case the shorter format just makes the story that much tighter and that much more intense. There is no room for "filler", no paragraphs of flowery prose, there is just a bare, raw and very intense story. This really is a page turner that I found very hard to put down! I was still reading it at 2am this morning.

"If you do not generally read sci-fi, don't be put off from getting this book. The story is more non-genre than real hard core sci-fi with mix of crime and psychological thriller thrown in for good measure. It actually reminds me of a harder hitting version of some of Iain Banks non-genre work, and for me that was certainly not a bad thing. The stealer of the show is in my mind the dreamer's cat herself. She really is a beautifully envisioned creation.

"I must point out that the warning in writer's description is very true. This is an extremely hard hitting and graphic book and definitely not for the faint-hearted or squeamish.

"I must also say that the formatting and presentation on the Kindle is pretty much perfect. I didn't see any problems at all! Overall this has to get five stars from me and I will definitely be reading more of Stephen Leather's work. In fact I am going to download The Basement as soon as I finish this review!"

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series and two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, have been filmed for television.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Used availability for Stephen Leather's Dreamer's Cat

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dreamer's Cat: A sci-fi murder mystery with a killer twist
Author(s): Stephen Leather
Publisher: Three Elephants
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA