Vampires of Avonmouth
"Atmospheric and inventive" - Heather Child.
2087, Avonmouth.city. Everything changes for David when a ship arrives from West Africa, carrying a vampire who hungers not for blood but mental energy. As she hunts those around him, David struggles to protect her ultimate prey - the woman he falls in love with, despite himself. For David is carrying his own monstrous secret inside. If he fails, she will lose her mind. Literally.
This gothic science fiction story is an action-packed exploration of mental enslavement - by systems of oppression, and by parts of our own selves.
"Just like that? The victim's mind vanished?"
"No, Detective, she takes them with her. Every mind she has extracted will be laid out within her own consciousness, in so many mental sarcophagi existing in the eternal nightmare of her being. For feeding on."
News, reviews and interviews
It's happening! The launch of Vampires of Avonmouth will be online at 7pm, Thursday 18th March. Join Tim in conversation with Edson Burton, along with readings and Q&A. Find more details and sign up here.
Miranda Rae interviewed me for Ujima Radio's The Word (5th Feb 2021). Listen to it as a podcast. Alternatively, if Ujima's "listen again" stream is still live, I'm about 51 mins in; I also recommend the rest of the two-hour show.
Steve Yabsley's interview with me on BBC Radio Bristol (30th Jan 2021) is about 2hrs 25mins in to the BBC stream - or listen to the recording below.
Vampires Come to Avonmouth in New Novel, Bristol 24/7, January 2021
A Dystopian Thriller, A.A. Abbott, January 2021.
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I spoke to Miranda Rae for The Word on Ujima Radio, 5th Feb, 2021. We talked vampires, adinkra symbols and AI. Listen to it as a podcast. Alternatively, the whole show is available for a limited time (see above).
Here's my interview with Steve Yabsley on BBC Radio Bristol on 30th Jan, 2021. Find out more about Bristol's two winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Paul Dirac and Peter Higgs, after whom the two scientists in Vampires of Avonmouth are named.
There follows a reading from the book, which was formerly known as Take You With Me.