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).

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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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