As a scientist with a serious addiction to the arts, Claire McCague's first novel, The Rosetta Man (Edge 2016), is in the sci-fi genre. The protagonist, Estlin Hume loves squirrels and is constantly followed by them. This "talent"; results in chronic unemployment and occasional homelessness until two aliens adopt him as their translator. Caught in this 'first contact' crisis, Estlin hopes that the military forces converging in the South Pacific don't kill the messenger.

McCague holds a doctorate in chemistry, works in the high tech industry, and her plays have been have been featured in festivals across Canada.

She lives in Delta and Sechelt.


The Rosetta Man (Edge 2016) US$19.95 9781770531246

[BCBW 2016]