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    • 240 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Science fiction,
    • Alien contact,
    • UFO,
    • Mental institution,
    • Psychological narrative,
    • Hallucinations and dreams,
    • Alien abduction

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The Paranoian
by Ray Sproule

There’s a rap on Lester Netherman’s apartment door. It’s a little blue man from the planet Paranoia named Pymm. And so begins a series of misadventures culminating in a bizarre journey to a remote desert region of Nevada. There, after an encounter with a beguilingly lethal ‘sand creature’, Pymm attempts to lure Netherman back to Paranoia with him. Throughout, Netherman undergoes a rash of blackouts in which he vividly experiences three alternate identities — leading him to the ultimate personal question: ‘Who am I?'

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Ray Sproule has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While a Math professor, he has worked on seven different novels, in genres ranging from fantasy to adventure to murder mystery with a special interest in assassins. The Paranoian is his first published book. He was born in Montreal and raised two sons as a single parent. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, B.C., and enjoys traveling, chess, hiking and reading. Readers can contact Ray at


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