By Randy Wayne White
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The darkish facet of humanity is explored during this electrifying technology fiction thriller in which an epidemic virus terrorizes the earth. inflicting its population to strike out on murderous rampages, the virus is stuck via dialog and, as soon as shrunk, leads its host on a wierd journey—into one other global the place the undead roam the streets of the smallest cities and biggest towns, hungry for human flesh.
"The oldest and most powerful emotion of mankind is worry, and the oldest and most powerful type of worry is worry of the unknown. "
--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature"
Howard Phillips Lovecraft endlessly replaced the face of horror, myth, and technological know-how fiction with a notable sequence of reports as influential because the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology proven a gateway among the identified universe and an old size of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and immense landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him an enduring position within the background of the macabre.
In stories of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's most interesting authors pay tribute to the grasp of the macabre with a set of unique tales set within the fearsome Lovecraft tradition:
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I repeated myself as I squatted, placed both towels in the five-gallon bucket, and nodded toward the docks where my boat was tied: a new twenty-one-foot Maverick with a ghost blue hull and a high-powered Yamaha engine on the back. Just looking at it gave me pleasure. The boat was empty. ” Tomlinson had witnessed our confrontation with Heller and Oswald. I’d told him to go back to my skiff and stay there in case we had to leave in a hurry. But giving an order to Tomlinson was another mistake. Counterculture visionaries have an aversion to authority.
If this was a brooch, it was the strangest I’d seen. Staring back at me was a silver skull. ” It had luminous stones for eyes. Several more stones created the upper blade of something…a symbol. A portion of leaf cluster framed the symbol. A…swastika? As I replied, “You discovered the wreck. You’re the one who snagged this stuff. ” I took a double-ended mall probe and continued cleaning. Yes. A swastika. It was inset with stones, presumably diamonds. Tiny stones, valuable as gems, or maybe not. But part of an insignia from World War II Germany.
The water out there’s thick as motor oil. We won’t be able to see nothing. Just feel around with our hands. Us bumpin’ into stuff, crap bumping into us. Doesn’t sound like much fun to me. ” I was holding the death’s-head in my hand. It seemed too light, too fragile, to support the history it represented. I said, “Nobody likes diving in murky water. If those storms hit close, though, they could bury your wreck again. ” “Crap…I hadn’t thought of that. Geez”—the big man made a face of distaste—“we’ve both seen the size of sharks out there.
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