Christopher Nuttall’s latest novel The Mind’s Eye explores the impact of the emergence of telepathy

Best-selling SF author presents a worrying, yet believable scenario for both public and state reactions to the emergence of telepathic powers in some members of the human race

DARTFORD, KENT – 07 November 2014 – Elsewhen Press, an independent UK publisher specialising in Speculative Fiction, is delighted to announce the publication today of The Mind’s Eye by Christopher Nuttall. Chris uses an alternative history, albeit set in the very near-future, to explore the likely impact of the appearance of telepathic abilities in some members of the human race. While telepathy and related psionic abilities have long been a mainstay of science-fiction, the impact of their emergence has not been as well imagined as, say, that of fantastic mutations. Almost everyone has something to hide, thoughts they wouldn’t want made public. Governments have secrets they wish to keep, whether for national security or just to hold on to power. How would the general populace react to mind-readers in their midst? How would telepaths respond when threatened by a frightened mob, or constrained by politicians fearful of the disclosure of scandals and long-buried secrets. Intelligence agencies would be both alarmed at the threats and intrigued by the possibilities. Would all nations respond in the same way? And then there are the endless possibilities for criminals and terrorists…

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

For centuries, men have been dreaming of telepathy, the power to read and influence the minds of others. In The Mind’s Eye, telepaths are finally starting to appear all around the world. Men and women are developing awesome powers with the potential to dramatically change society. Governments are soon starting to become aware of them, even recruiting them, while striving to keep knowledge of their abilities hidden from the general public. Academic researchers too are discovering telepaths and it isn’t long before awareness of their existence starts to spread. But non- telepaths, ordinary people, don’t want to have their minds read or controlled; the telepaths soon find themselves widely regarded with fear and hatred. Inevitably, some of them want to fight back.

Like all the best science fiction, this thrilling action adventure also shines a spotlight onto the shortcomings of our own society as well as what being a human really means.

The Mind’s Eye is published today by Elsewhen Press in a digital edition in popular eBook formats, available from all good eBook retailers. It will be published in a paperback edition in December 2014.

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About Christopher Nuttall

Christopher NuttallChristopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author he has self-published a number of novels, but The Mind’s Eye is his eight novel to be published by Elsewhen Press. Chris is currently living in Scotland with his wife, muse, and critic Aisha.

 

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