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William Meikle



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?

All of this has infected my writing over the years so I’m rather excited to announce that FRINGEWORKS will be indulging my fantasies and bringing out several of my works based on these interests.

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.

Buy the ABOMINABLE ebook on Amazon

Buy the GENERATIONS ebook on Amazon

william meikle


Wllie is a contributor to AIN’T NO SANITY CLAUSE and is the author of ABOMINABLE and GENERATIONS, which are out from Fringeworks now.

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Edited by Chris Amies, NeaDNAthal is one of those infuriatingly slow books in happening. Originally schedules for publication in July 2014, it has been slowly progressing towards publication ever since.

The anthology will focus on the reappearance of Neanderthal Man in the modern age. A sort of Jurassic Park for cavemen.

Table of Contents

Cover – Darrel Bevan
Foreword – George Challenger
Abomination by Matthew Sylvester
The Neanderthal Solution by Anne Henderson
Academic Talent by Eric Stein
The Distant Ape by Andrew Freudenberg
Arc by Derek Muk
The Modern Woman by Christine Morgan
Engineanderthals by Vince Liberato
The Uphill Climate by Chris Amies
TheLucky Ones by Andrew Miller
Rights by Jon Wesick
A hard meal by Matthew Wilson
The Past that you don’t know, containing Aliens by Rebecca Fung
Expert Help by Richard Freeman
Born on a Monday by Julius Horne

Cover: Neanderthal, copyright Darrel Bevan, 2014.

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