GENERATIONS by William Meikle
Paperback: 144 pages (3 Jun. 2014)
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that William Meikle‘s Generations is now available from Fringeworks in both print and ebook formats.
With a new cover from artist Wayne Miller, this edition kickstarts our return to publishing after a twelve month hiatus.
Wneh we discussed the book with Willie, he had the following to say to us:
This one is a homage to several things.
Big beasties fascinate me. Some of that fascination stems from early film viewing. I remember being taken to the cinema to see The Blob. I couldn’t have been more than seven or eight, and it scared the hell out of me. The original incarnation of Kong has been with me since around the same time. Similarly, I remember the BBC showing re-runs of classic creature features late on Friday nights, and THEM! in particular left a mark on my psyche. I’ve also got a Biological Sciences degree, and even while watching said movies, I’m usually trying to figure out how the creature would actually work in nature — what would it eat? How would it procreate? What effect would it have on the environment around it?
On top of that, I have an interest in cryptozoology, of creatures that live just out of sight of humankind, and of the myriad possibilities that nature, and man’s dabbling with it, can throw up.
I also like British mad scientists, who have a long lineage in both science fiction and horror, in books and movies, THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON and QUATERMASS being particular favorites.
When I had the idea of the magic growth elixir these ideas all collided and young Tom started to babble excitedly to me about what his Granddad was up to. GENERATIONS grew from there.
There’s a big blob in here – several of them in fact, and more giant ants than you can shake a stick at. There’s also a definitely mad scientist, some plucky kids, a newt with big plans, and a pony.
But mostly its about the bugs. Big bugs. On the rampage.
What’s not to like?
GENERATIONS is a big beastie B-Movie romp – a mad scientist has an accident, small things rapidly become big things and mayhem ensues as giant ants overrun a large part of Scotland. This will also appear in print and ebook.
ABOMINABLE and GENERATIONS are out from Fringeworks now.