Susan MacDonald is desperate. Unless she makes a breakthrough soon, Ashford, the millionaire businessman financing her project, will shut it down and disband her research team. She knows she’s close – that she’s on the verge of proving her theory of Retrocausality, which will enable her to harness quantum mechanics to produce a revolutionary new form of instantaneous communication – but results are proving frustratingly elusive.
The last thing Susan needs is a team of ghost hunters moving into her base of operations, Ashford Hall – a building with a troubled past. Nor does she need the odd sounds – snatches of random conversation and even music – that are hampering her experiments; but does this interference represent the presence of ‘ghosts’ as some claim, deliberate sabotage as suggested by others, or is there an even more sinister explanation?
"It’s a neat take on the ghost story and satisfies my science fiction brain. Gibson doesn’t usually write short fiction, but this is a well-plotted and nicely-written novella, so perhaps he should try it more often." - Ian Sales
“Gibson’s writing is flawless, the story is paced so well that one doesn’t notice it at all. Equal parts hard science, ghost and detective story, the mixing of genres is handled exceptionally well.” – SFcrowsnest
"This is a thoroughly enjoyable novella that very nicely subverts the premise it sets up. It's very well written... and there are enough twists and details to keep you interested." - goodreads reviewer
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