Okay, so we know Alex hasn’t been seen for a while. And that’s due to this. Possibly.
Either my Google-fu is really weak this evening, or there’s some hoaxing going on, because the only place I can find reference to this book is on the Borders Australia website. And even that can’t agree to the release/publishing date. According to the link to the book itself, it was published 2010-08-06 (this translates after a quick search on Borders to 6th August 2010). However, if I look up all books by Alex, it lists Electrified Sheep as on backorder, with an estimated delivery date of 3 June 2011!
So, either Alex’s book is so very popular (and he’s gone off on some world book signing tour and forgot to inform us), or something’s kinda screwed up at Borders.