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Imaginary Corpse

Tyler Hayes



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Angry Robot
10 September 2019
Crime & mystery; Science fiction; Fantasy; Urban Fantasy; Detective Fantasy; Thriller Fantasy; Noir
Most ideas fade away when we're done with them. Some we love enough to become Real. But what about the ones we love, and walk away from? Tippy the triceratops was once a little girl's imaginary friend, a dinosaur detective who could help her make sense of the world. But when her father died, Tippy fell into the Stillreal, the underbelly of the Imagination, where discarded ideas go when they're too Real to disappear. Now, he passes time doing detective work for other unwanted ideas - until Tippy runs into The Man in the Coat, a nightmare monster who can do the impossible- kill an idea permanently. Now Tippy must overcome his own trauma and solve the case, before there's nothing left but imaginary corpses.
By:   Tyler Hayes
Imprint:   Angry Robot
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9780857668318
ISBN 10:   0857668315
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

TYLER HAYES is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Northern California. He writes stories he hopes will show people that not only are we not alone in this terrifying world, but we might just make things better. His fiction has appeared online and in print in anthologies from Alliteration Ink, Graveside Tales, and Aetherwatch. The Imaginary Corpse is Tyler's debut novel.

Reviews for Imaginary Corpse

I heartily recommend The Imaginary Corpse to any reader seeking a delightfully different book. It's as if Pixar's Inside Out mugged Toy Story in a surrealist Raymond Chandler novel. It's pure imagination on multiple axes - with a ton of heart. The Imaginary Corpse is inventive, fun, and touching, in the most unexpected way. a captivating new voice in the genre. Hayes nails that tone in the midst of what may be 2019's weirdest premise

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