Marcus is a writer who enjoys penning both speculative fiction and poetry; an admittedly odd pairing which initially came together as a coping mechanism, but are now pursued, at least in terms of poetry, solely for pleasure. If interested, you can read a brief narrative of that journey in his chapbook 'The Scribbler Manifesto.'
As a lifelong fan of cyberpunk and tech noir literature, he wanted to produce a series of books that followed humanity from a broadly recognisable (if worrying) present, into a foreseeable future where inherent human characteristics and an ever-increasing pandora's box of technology lead to serious moral questions and inevitable conflict.
'Ghost in the Machine' is the first step on that journey.
Marcus lives in Herne Bay with his wife, Jo and their dog, Max. You can read more about him, his upcoming books, and even get in touch through his website marcuswhitnell.org
Ghost in the Machine
Set in a worryingly foreseeable future, not everything is as it seems after China attempts to steal a revolutionary neural implant. Humanity and technology are on a collision course, and as killers chase wetware specialist, Eric Thorne, through both digital and physical realities, the greed and ambition of two men will change the world forever.