The Embers

Octopus Intelligence

By Timothy Quinn


Octopus Intelligence

By Timothy Quinn


Set in New York, Tehran, Port au Prince and Tegucigalpa, Octopus Intelligence tells the story of two desperate men. One, a former intelligence contractor suffering from a mysterious ailment, has returned home to find an oblique message spelled out on his bedroom floor. Another, a self-medicating paleontologist, has just discovered a four hundred million year old transitional cephalopod in the Moroccan desert.

One will be liberated, and the other lost, in this extraordinary novel of paranoia, politics, scientific rivalry, pain management and postmodern theatre.

Timothy Quinn’s work has appeared in Z Magazine, The New Orleans Review, The Antigonish Review and Whiskey Island Magazine, among others. He currently lives in Toronto. To learn more, please visit

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