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On the way back from his AA meeting, Adam Pagnucco stopped to help a down-and-out stranger who turned out to be Adam’s best friend from collage, Winston Koop. Their lives couldn’t have been more different since school. Adam became a photographer and sobered up. Koop became entangled in a conspiracy that became a massive government coverup. Koop revealed that he collected people’s stories then erased their memories, but Adam could still sense that Koop was hiding something. Now on their way to Roswell, Adam feels it was a bad idea to have stopped and helped Koop in the first place.

51 is the surreal new science fiction novel by Patrick O’Leary. Spanning over fifty years, the timeline jumps around enough to make one’s head spin, with endings as clear as a kaleidoscopic daydream. It is a quirky, offbeat take on a popular plot. O’Leary takes the Roswell conspiracy and sets it on its ear. This outlandish paranormal chronical pushes science fiction in a new direction. O’Leary’s bizarre, hallucinogenic narrative is the Naked Lunch for a new generation. In fact, 51 has all the elements of a cult classic in the making.

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Author Patrick O'Leary
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 296 pages
Publisher Tachyon Publications
Publish Date 08-Feb-2022
ISBN 9781616963484
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Issue April 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy