Out of sight, out of mind.

In the near future, a fluke of quantum mechanics renders Nat Morgan utterly forgettable. No one can remember he exists for more than a minute after he’s gone. It’s a useful ability for his career as a CIA agent, even if he has to keep reminding his boss that he exists.

Nat’s attempt to steal a quantum chip prototype is thwarted when a former FSB agent, Yelena Semyonova, attempts to steal the same technology for the Russion mob.

Along with a brilliant Iranian physicist who wants to defect, Nat and Yelena must work together to stop a ruthless billionaire from finishing a quantum supercomputer that will literally control the fate of the world.


“Most of the book’s fun is in watching Nat figure out how to use his “talent”—how, for example, did he get the CIA to notice him in the first place? He’s an ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series.”

Publishers Weekly

“Overall, UNFORGETTABLE is a memorable novel in which Stone packs many adventures and new technology that is both exciting and frightening if it gets into the wrong hands.”

Deseret News

“A splendid premise, and it has adventure-movie written all over it […] smart and exciting.“

Orson Scott Card, Rhino Times

“Eric James Stone tells a fun, UNFORGETTABLE (trade from Baen), spy tale about Nat Morgan who is so totally forgettable that even computers forget him after a minute [...] Nat’s talents are used very creatively. This is a fun, exciting tale that is impossible to put down.”

Weekly Press

“Fast-paced plot.”


“Stone handles his material well, successfully integrating characters, their backgrounds, and their increasingly complex relationships; multiple exotic locales; and minutiae of quantum physics. In the end, he transcends clockwork-SF storytelling as his explorations of intriguing scientific possibilities and human realities lead him to a puzzle as fundamental to human existence as the quantum universe is to the (borrowing from Stephen King) macroverse: the essential nature of freedom while creating a good deal of quirky enjoyment along the way. Recommended.”

Dialogue Review

“UNFORGETTABLE is a quick, delightful read with well-considered plotting and a protagonist who won’t be forgotten [...] A fantastic debut novel.”

Shelf Awareness

“If you like near-future spy thrillers with believable characters, this is a good place to start. I recommend this book.”

MySF Reviews

“It’s a great thriller, Nat and Yelena have real chemistry, and author Stone somehow makes the gimmick work.”

Analog SF

“UNFORGETTABLE gets top marks. It’s great science fiction candy.”

Best Science Fiction Books

“Stone takes an intriguing concept and creates a fun, fast-paced thriller.”

Fresh Fiction

“A thrilling tale of espionage [...] This is the sort of science fiction story that would make a terrific movie, although the book was very good as well, and probably gave insights into Nat’s character that wouldn’t be easy to translate onto the screen. Nevertheless, it was exciting, fast-paced, and very visual. I recommend this to science fiction fans. Rating 4/5.”

Into the Dreaming

“Eric James Stone has come up with one of the most well-conceived, well thought out, and dare I say unique ideas dealing with quantum mechanics I have ever encountered. Seamlessly woven at every step to the tried-and-true spy thriller to such a degree that the story could not have been told without its crucial SF element (and how often do you see that these days?), UNFORGETTABLE gives the reader as entertaining and thoroughly pleasurable a reading experience as you are likely to find. And at a refreshing 248 pages with not a word wasted. You don’t find but a rare few books like this one anymore—a terrific SF idea with an author in such control of his material at every level that he more than gives the reader their money’s worth in a lean, mean 248 pages—and who makes it look easy.”

Tangent Online

Awards & Accolades


Weekly Press: “Science Fiction for January 2016”