Publishers Weekly say: "[A]n ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series."
Out of sight, out of mind.
In the near future, a fluke of quantum mechanics renders Nat Morgan utterly forgettable. No one can remember he exists for more than a minute after he's gone. It's a useful ability for his career as a CIA agent, even if he has to keep reminding his boss that he exists.
Nat's attempt to steal a quantum chip prototype is thwarted when a former FSB agent, Yelena Semyonova, attempts to steal the same technology for the Russion mob.
Along with a brilliant Iranian physicist who wants to defect, Nat and Yelena must work together to stop a ruthless billionaire from finishing a quantum supercomputer that will literally control the fate of the world.
"[A]n ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series."—Publishers Weekly
"The strongest section of the novel follows Morgan’s childhood and the difficulties of navigating a world in which he effectively doesn’t exist."—Booklist
"In addition to telling a great adventure tale, Stone explores what it means to belong to a community, the nature of free will and the importance of autonomy."—The Dailey News of Galveston County
About the work of Eric James Stone:
“[O]ne of the most interesting writers of the decade. . . .”—Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
“The author creates a clever plot and characters worth rooting for, all leading to an exciting climax.”—Tangent Online
“This one has the feel of a classic . . . a must read.”—SF Site
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About the Author
A Nebula Award winner and Hugo Award nominee, Eric James Stone has had over fifty stories published in venues such as Year's Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. He lives in Utah with his wife Darci, a high school physics teacher.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This fast-paced novel had a very intriguing premise that was well carried out; the characters were likable, and the author made it easy to believe in the protagonist's unlikely "condition." While a few parts here and there left me a little skeptical -- Nat's relatively normal disposition despite his life of solitude, and the slightly cliche idea of a computer that controls the world -- for the most part I found it to be an excellent story. I was a tad put off by the partially open ending, as I'm not really a fan of cliffhangers, but I still think it was definitely worth the read.
How would it be to find no one remembered you after a minute? Not your mother, your lover or your boss? How would it be if you had no identity, no place in the world? You could be a thief, hustler, Hero or Villian. Then you would be forgotten as if you had been none of those things. This intriguing idea is the basis of this well written spy thriller. Well worth the read.
Unforgettable is a quick read, but the pacing works very well for the story. The main character is likeable, as well as the ancillary characters. It is set up for a sequel, so I'm looking forward to that. National is an anomaly of nature. A minute after he is seen he becomes forgotten. He uses this anomaly for the CIA. Hijinks ensue. Overall a very enjoyable quick read. Truly unforgettable.
Very fun read. Intriguing concept, well written with likable characters. Hope there will be a sequel.