The Host, Stoney’s first novel, published under Peter R. Emshwiller, is a taut thriller set in near-future Manhattan.

Desperate to earn the right to have a child, wiry, resourceful Watly Caiper lets anonymous rich joy-riders take over his body. When one of his clients uses him for murder, the chase is on. Can Watly catch the killer before the police catch him?

Nominated for a Nebula award as Best Science Fiction Novel, The Host has been optioned by manyHollywood production companies.

Short Blade, its sequel, continues Watly’s adventures.

    Cover art by Paul Youll

“Emshwiller handles (the twists) masterfully ... could make a very good movie.”
Analog Magazine

“The most suspensful cliffhangers ... vivid characters ... The Host will leave you wanting more”
Gallery Magazine

“Page-turning power ... the pacing is brisk ... a talent to watch”
Amazing Stories Magazine

"Emshwiller can build suspense ... I’ll certainly read the next one”
Locus Magazine

“Promising new writer... slick, smooth writing ... well paced, interesting plot ... engaging characters...surprising”
—The Review of Science Fiction

    Cover art by Paul Youll
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