Published by Dark Regions Press on July 28, 2014
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
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An interesting melding of sci-fi and Lovercraftian-infused horror, William Meikle’s The Plasm follows two narrative threads and a set of characters that become embroiled in a mystery which has existed for over a hundred years. There are derelict spaceships, doomed salvaging efforts, men in black type military figures, and a link to something beyond human reckoning which could ultimately doom us all …
To be fair, this one is probably heavier on the sci-fi than is normally my cup of tea, but Meikle’s prose is as economical and effortless as ever. He draws the reader in quickly and wastes little time in setting his story in motion. Arguably this even occurs too swiftly, as numerous characters barely get a look in before being plucked off the page, leaving just a handful to get to know properly before “bad things on the edge of our galaxy” befall them.
Nevertheless, The Plasm is an enjoyable novella that fans of Meikle will envelop eagerly.
3 Oozing Tendrils of Death for The Plasm.