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Cryptic Messages and Existential Puzzles Abound in Seb Doubinsky’s ‘Missing Signal’

Described as a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy”, the latest novel in the City-States series lives up to its description, as Seb Doubinsky creates a paradox of his own in . Part science fiction wonder, part psychological thriller, Missing Signal is an existential puzzle full of cryptic messages, saturated in anxiety and loneliness, as narrated by Terrence Kovacs, a counter-intelligence agent.

Thought provoking and incredibly entertaining, Seb Doubinsky’s latest novel is a wonderfully quick read that is the perfect pick me up. Full of quirks, questions and complex puzzles ranging in length from a single sentence to a handful of pages, Missing Signal is the perfect getaway that will appeal to seasoned science fiction readers and newcomers alike.

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Steven Richter Options Seb Doubinsky’s Missing Signal For Film Adaptation

We’re excited to announce that Seb Doubinsky’s award-winning novella, MISSING SIGNAL has been optioned for film adaptation by Steven Richter (Anatomy of the Sun, Birds of Neptune, Center of Gravity).

Set in a retrofuturistic dystopian city-states society where fake news, corruption and power struggles are the status quo. Missing Signal follows Agent Terrence Kovacs, a Counter-Intel officer who has been propagating fake UFO news for the agency so long that he’s beginning to have a hard time separating fact from fiction. Especially when he’s approached by a beautiful woman named Vita, who claims she’s been sent from another planet to liberate Earth.

Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual writer born in Paris in 1963. His novels, all set in a dystopian universe revolving around competing city-states, have been published in the UK and in the USA, and translated into numerous languages. He currently lives with his family in Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches at the university.

Steven Richter has directed the feature films Center of Gravity (2011), a Portuguese language film set in Sao Paulo, Brazil, premiered at The Sao Paulo International Film Festival in the New Director’s category and made its European premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London. It is being distributed worldwide by Elo Company and has been acquired by MGM, The Sundance Channel, A&E, Film Arts, and others. His latest feature Birds of Neptune (2015), set in Portland, Oregon, premiered at the 21st Slamdance Film Festival and is being distributed by Brinkvision (US) and Elo Company (International). His next projects for RARE Features are the features Anatomy of the Sun (2021) and White Sky Night (2022) and the TV series The Stags (2021).

Meerkat Press is an independent press committed to publishing irresistible, unforgettable prose and poetry. Meerkat books have won or been finalists for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Aurealis Award, the Australian Shadows Award, the Ditmar Award, the Foreword Indies Award, the IPPY Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Norma K. Hemming Award, and the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award.


Missing Signal

Missing Signal

From Seb Doubinsky, author of The Song of Synth, The Babylonian Trilogy, White City, Absinth, Omega Gray, and Suan Ming, comes his highly anticipated next installment in the City-States Cycle. Missing Signal—a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy? Agent Terrence Kovacs has worked for the New Petersburg Counter-Intel Department propagating fake UFO stories for so long that even he has a hard time separating fact from fiction. Especially when he’s approached by a beautiful woman named Vita, who claims she’s been sent from another planet to liberate Earth.

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Missing Signal Wins Bronze Foreword Indies Book of the Year!

We are ecstatic to share the news that Seb Doubinsky’s masterful dystopian noir, MISSING SIGNAL, won the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Bronze in Science Fiction. Keith Rosson’s SMOKE CITY was a finalist in the Fantasy category as well. They were both splendid books so we’re thrilled for the honor.

” Over 2,000 entries were submitted in 56 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing approximately 10 finalists per genre. Those finalists were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers charged with picking the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.” -FOREWORD REVIEWS

Missing Signal

Missing Signal

From Seb Doubinsky, author of The Song of Synth, The Babylonian Trilogy, White City, Absinth, Omega Gray, and Suan Ming, comes his highly anticipated next installment in the City-States Cycle. Missing Signal—a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy? Agent Terrence Kovacs has worked for the New Petersburg Counter-Intel Department propagating fake UFO stories for so long that even he has a hard time separating fact from fiction. Especially when he’s approached by a beautiful woman named Vita, who claims she’s been sent from another planet to liberate Earth.

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Smoke City

2019 IPPY Award Silver Medalist
2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner
Powell's Books Best Fiction of 2018

Marvin Deitz has some serious problems. His mob-connected landlord is strong-arming him out of his storefront. His therapist has concerns about his stability. He’s compelled to volunteer at the local Children’s Hospital even though it breaks his heart every week. Oh, and he’s also the guilt-ridden reincarnation of Geoffroy Thérage, the French executioner who lit Joan of Arc’s pyre in 1431.

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Aurealis Reviews Missing Signal by Seb Doubinsky

We were so happy with this review by Tamantha Smith in Aurealis Magazine Issue #117. It totally captures the essence of Seb’s writing style!

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Seb Doubinsky’s Missing Signal has a brevity about it that shows a masterfully experimental approach. Doubinsky’s work is brief, quick-paced and snippet-like; in essence, it is a journal of thoughts where each page, each chapter, is a moment inside a chaotic mind. The experimentation of Missing Signal matches perfectly with the protagonist’s state of mind, jumping from thought to thought, building on anxiety and worry, satiating his thirst for paranoia.

Tamantha Smith, Aurealis #117

Missing Signal

Missing Signal

From Seb Doubinsky, author of The Song of Synth, The Babylonian Trilogy, White City, Absinth, Omega Gray, and Suan Ming, comes his highly anticipated next installment in the City-States Cycle. Missing Signal—a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy? Agent Terrence Kovacs has worked for the New Petersburg Counter-Intel Department propagating fake UFO stories for so long that even he has a hard time separating fact from fiction. Especially when he’s approached by a beautiful woman named Vita, who claims she’s been sent from another planet to liberate Earth.

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