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{Review} The Plasm by William Meikle

by William Meikle
Published by Dark Regions Press on July 28, 2014
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Pages: 115
Format: eBook
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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.

About William Meikle

I am a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with over twenty novels published in the genre press and over 300 short story credits in thirteen countries. I have had books published with a variety of publishers including Dark Regions Press, DarkFuse and Dark Renaissance, and my work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and magazines with recent sales to NATURE Futures, Penumbra and Buzzy Mag among others.

I live in Newfoundland with whales, bald eagles and icebergs for company and when I’m not writing I drink beer, play guitar and dream of fortune and glory.

I don’t know where the ideas come from. I’m just glad that they come. It’s been over twenty five years now. I think it’s enthusiasm that keeps me going. I just love adventure stories with guns, swords, monsters and folks in peril.

I’m just a big kid at heart.

And therein lies my secret. I haven’t grown up.

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