Monday, July 28, 2014
Plasm - by William Meikle - A nice mashup of Science Fiction and Lovecraftian Horror
Take a salvage operation in space and mix in a healthy dose of mysticism, with Lovecraftian overtones, and you have a pretty good idea of what The Plasm is all about.
Steve Falmoth pilots a cargo rig in the asteroid belt between Earth and Mars. He and his partner, Sam, stumble upon the VORDLAK, lost in space for eighty odd years. The crew is gone, but what they find is straight out of your worst nightmares.
One of the nice things about reading a book by William Meikle is knowing it's not going to be the same as the last thing you read by William Meikle.
Although, a portion of the story is told in journal entries and I often feel that doesn't work, Meikle did an excellent job using this tool to convey key points to his story.
The Plasm was an interesting change of pace for me. A little space adventure with a touch of horror. I think other fans of horror, particularly stuff with a Lovecraftian flavor will enjoy this one.
Look for The Plasm, in a variety of formats, beginning July 29th, 2014 from Dark Regions Press.