The cover for Ashley Stokes‘s upcoming new novel, Gigantic, was recently revealed on Fantasy Hive. Due to be published in September, it has a premise that looks quite fun and intriguing:
“I wasn’t sure you would get this far, so thanks a million already. You opened the mystery bag… Inside the bag, along with this letter, is a dossier that describes the whole story.”
Kevin Stubbs is a Knower. He knows life hasn’t always treated him fairly. He knows he wants to be allowed access to his son again. But most of all, he knows that the London Borough of Sutton is being stalked by a nine-foot-tall, red-eyed, hairy relict hominid — the North Surrey Gigantopithecus.
Armed with a thermal imaging camera (aka the Heat Ray), a Trifield 100XE electromagnetic field reader (aka the Tractor Beam), and his trusty comrades in the GIT (aka the Gigantopithecus Intelligence Team), Kevin sets out to prove that the Gartree-Hogg footage from Sutton Cock is real, and that a British Bigfoot is living in suburban London: FACT.
But what he discovers undermines everything he believes in — and forces Kevin to face up to his own failures, and the very real, very scary prospect that he might have got it all terribly wrong.
Ashely Stokes’s Gigantic is due to be published by Unsung Stories on September 2nd, 2021.