Buy—links to all retailers for all titles by Rohan Quine
Buy—links to all retailers
for all titles by Rohan Quine
These six tales share what is probably the same cast of main characters. All six are free-standing and make full sense when they’re read in any order you please. However, the ideal order would be to start with The Beasts of Electra Drive. This is because, in addition to being its own beast, this novel is a prequel to the other five titles. Revealing the beautiful origins of those main characters, The Beasts of Electra Drive is therefore something of a hub for the other five tales’ spokes.
The sequence of the other five is more up for grabs, but the purest chronology of all six stories’ events would be: (1) The Beasts of Electra Drive (novel); (2) The Imagination Thief (novel); (3) The Platinum Raven (novella); (4) The Host in the Attic (novella); (5) Apricot Eyes (novella); and (6) Hallucination in Hong Kong (novella). So that’s the order in which I’ll list their retailers’ links, here below.
(1) Links to all retailers for novel The Beasts of Electra Drive—paperback
(1) Links to all retailers for novel The Beasts of Electra Drive—ebook
(1) Links to all retailers for novel The Beasts of Electra Drive—audiobook
(2) Links to all retailers for novel The Imagination Thief—paperback
(2) Links to all retailers for novel The Imagination Thief—ebook
(2) Links to all retailers for novel The Imagination Thief—audiobook
(3)-(6) Links to all retailers for The Platinum Raven and other novellas (comprising the below four novellas)—paperback
(3) Links to all retailers for novella The Platinum Raven—ebook
(3) Links to all retailers for novella The Platinum Raven—audiobook
(4) Links to all retailers for novella The Host in the Attic—ebook
(4) Links to all retailers for novella The Host in the Attic—audiobook
(5) Links to all retailers for novella Apricot Eyes—ebook
(5) Links to all retailers for novella Apricot Eyes—audiobook
(6) Links to all retailers for novella Hallucination in Hong Kong—ebook
(6) Links to all retailers for novella Hallucination in Hong Kong—audiobook
(1)-(6) Buy Direct (from this website)—all ebooks and audiobooks
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(The text of The Imagination Thief is identical in its paperback and audiobook and ebook formats. Beside that text, the ebook format also contains some photographic content, plus links to films and to a video-book version of the novel.)
The Beasts of Electra Drive
From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, The Beasts of Electra Drive by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life in seemingly human forms, and to their combative protection of him from destructive rivals at mainstream company Bang Dead Games. Grand spaces of beauty interlock with narrow rooms of terror, both in the real world and in cyberspace. A prequel to Quine’s other five tales (and Winner in the NYC Big Book Award 2021, and a Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018), The Beasts of Electra Drive is a unique explosion of glamour and beauty, horror and enchantment, exploring the mechanisms and magic of creativity itself.
The Imagination Thief
The Imagination Thief by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021, it celebrates some of the most extreme possibilities of human imagination, personality and language, exploring the darkest and brightest flavours of beauty living in our minds.
The Platinum Raven and other novellas
The Platinum Raven and other novellas by Rohan Quine is a paperback comprising a collection of four novellas—The Platinum Raven, The Host in the Attic, Apricot Eyes and Hallucination in Hong Kong—each novella being also available by itself as an ebook. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021, these four novellas are literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror, celebrating the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation ahead of time.
The Platinum Raven
The Platinum Raven by Rohan Quine is a triple convulsion whereby our heroine Raven escalates herself into the Chocolate Raven and then the Platinum Raven, from London to Dubai to the tower in the hills in the desert—then back down again, forever changed. The daydreams of the downtrodden Raven propel her into a fantasy life as a more glamorous version of herself: a party girl living in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. This latter’s imagination then spawns a yet more empowered and intense version of herself, as empress of a sequence of events whose fusion of extraordinary beauty, violence and sensuality is bewitching… A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.
The Host in the Attic
The Host in the Attic by Rohan Quine is a hologram of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, digitised and reframed in cinematic style, set in London’s Docklands in a few years’ time. High-flyer Jaymi discovers a secret novel online called The Imagination Thief, written by a woman named Alaia; and they meet and fall in love. In his attic he hides the prototype of a new worldwide Web-browsing hologram, for whose appearance he was the model. While this hologram deteriorates into ever more terrifying corruption, Jaymi’s appearance remains forever sweet and youthful, despite his escalating evil … until the inevitable reckoning unfolds. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.
In Apricot Eyes by Rohan Quine, a cat-and-mouse pursuit through the New York City night involves a preacher, a psychic and a dominatrix, broadcast live on air—until a horror is unearthed, bringing two of them together and the third to a sticky end. Beneath a waterfront waste ground in the Bronx, a monstrous population is being fattened up, by the preacher, for malign purposes. Jaymi and Scorpio are on his tracks, however, in a blast of fun that trumpets boldness, tolerance and voltage, celebrating the mystery and dangers furled just behind the surface of the everyday. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.
Hallucination in Hong Kong
In Hallucination in Hong Kong by Rohan Quine, sliding from joy to nightmare and back, a plane-flight frames a journey into Jaymi’s and Angel’s polarised identities and perceptions, where past and present merge in an obsessive fantasy of love, death, horror and apocalyptic beauty. At take-off, warmed by the presence of his friend Angel beside him, Jaymi starts to doze, and enters a fog of horror in seeming to remember that their destination lies in the past, not ahead … forcing him to explore those hellish possible events lying beneath the surface of our present and future, always ready to break through into reality. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.