"A materpiece ... the eminent fiction writer of our times"



a computer folder called FOR EMMA is shown in close up against a desktop image of a young woman

For Emma is the story of a young genius Silicon Valley scientist who dies in a secret AI brain chip experiment. Her voice then haunts her father and helps him plan the killing of the Big Tech CEO who destroyed her.

It’s a ghost-in-the machine tale of bereavement and of a unique and conflicted love between a daughter and her father.For Emma delves deep into the moral conflicts of new human-computer technologies and asks whether humanity can survive our accelerating drive towards the future that promises us digital immortality.

This is Morrison’s 9th book and 8th novel. Morrison has been published by Penguin Random House, Hachette and Harper Collins as well as several independents. For Emma is published in the UK by Leamington books. For Emma will be published in March 2025. 


In our dystopian world, elite-owned technology runs rampant, determined to reduce us to barely sentient slaves as it harvests our life experiences for its exponential growth. It’s crucial that the true expressions of all that’s best in humanity - art and love – step up to the plate.

Ewan Morrison’s For Emma is an extraordinary novel; a treatise of love and loss, the terror of the modern world and the sprung, high-tech trap humanity has set for itself. This would be more than enough: awe inspiringly, it’s also a page-turning thriller, and it confirms it’s author as the eminent fiction writer of our times.

Irvine Welsh  


praise for FOR EMMA: 


Heartbreaking and harrowing, this is a suspenseful journey into a family's tortured past and its nightmarish present. Ewan Morrison's attention to the details of parental love and responsibility make this an unforgettable book.

Atom Egoyan

For Emma is a brilliant book that you will devour. Its compelling exploration of love, loss, and the haunting power of technology and morality makes it a must-read, delving into the highly relevant and intriguing intersection of humanity and advanced AI.

Bruna Papandrea
Producer - Gone Girl, Big Little Lies


For Emma is a haunting work, resonating and echoing for a long time after reading. Although concerned with AI, it is a human book, both grief soaked and love filled. In For Emma, Morrison has created a true masterpiece, one that will endure as a testament to his concern for our endangered humanity.

Ali Millar  


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