“Your eyes catch it, and your brain gets something else.”
“Unless it wants you to see it.”
Listen to an audio excerpt from The Rosetta Man by Claire McCague, read by Chip Michael
The Rosetta Man
Wanted: Translator for first contact. Immediate opening. Danger pay allowance
Estlin Hume lives in Twin Butte, Alberta surrounded by a horde of affectionate squirrels. His involuntary squirrel-attracting talent leaves him evicted, expelled, fired and near penniless until two aliens arrive and adopt him as their translator. Yanked around the world at the center of the first contact crisis, Estlin finds his new employers incomprehensible. As he faces the ultimate language barrier, unsympathetic military forces converging in the South Pacific keep threatening to shoot the messenger. The question on everyone’s mind is why are the aliens here? But Estlin’s starting to think we’ll happily blow ourselves up in the process of finding that out.
This excerpt is available on iTunes.
The Rosetta Man is written by Claire McCague
Published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Copyright by Claire McCague
Audio Copyright Twinstar Studios
Read by: Chip Michael from The cast of Sage & Savant