What would the world be like if no one could keep a secret? Rhian has stumbled on one, and it may just cost her life...
In a future dominated by omnipresent surveillance, why are so many powerful people determined to wipe a poignant gig by a faded rock star from the annals of history? What are they so afraid of?
When Rhian is hired to write the memoirs of Elodie Eagles, former singer with politically charged electro-rock band The HitMEBritneys, she has no idea of the dangerous path she is treading, nor the implications of her discoveries, which may well alter the course of human history...
Completing the first set of NewCon Press novellas, “The Memoirist” is Neil Williamson’s most ambitious work since his critically acclaimed debut novel The Moon King (shortlisted for the Robert Holdstock Award and runner up behind Anne Leckie for the BSFA Award for best novel).
"There’s a big idea in this small book and Williamson does a grand job in a short space. The characters are well-drawn and it certainly kept me turning the pages... It’s such a fascinating concept, both the story-world posited and the proposed antithesis." -- Bristol Book Blog
“Williamson’s territories are the liminal experience and the murky corners of the psyche. He is a virtuoso of the fleeting glimpse, a laureate of loss.” – Interzone
“A talented writer who transcends genre, and should be bought, read and cherished.” – Shaun Green, Yet Another Book Review