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William Meikle

MEET WILLIAM MEIKLE

Generations-frontcoverAbominable

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

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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.

Posted by Admin in Guest Author Blog on Monday, July 8th 2013 at 7:35 PM
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GRIMM & GRIMMER, Volume One

Grimm Volume One

Paperback: 84 pages
Publication Date: 10th February 2013
ISBN-10: 1909573019
ISBN-13: 978-1909573017

Grimm & Grimmer, Volume 1 is available to purchase in paperback or on kindle at Amazon

Once Upon a Time, there was . . . a big tower with a girl called Rapunzel trapped inside. Have you ever thought about all of the unusual buildings in fairytales and nursery rhymes and who would have designed them? If you want to know who, well, find out from Lynda Collins. And while you’re questioning these fairy tales, did you ever wonder how the Princess managed to feel that pea under all of those mattresses? Was there some sort of conspiracy to gain the throne? You only have to read Jan Edwards’ story to find out. And for that matter, what about the poor bears who had their home invaded? How do the bears feel? And who are the invaders. All questions, which can be answered by Theresa Derwin. As for the Beast – well, is the Beast good or evil? Did the witch who changed him into a beast do something good or something bad? Hannah Lackoff seeks to explore these issues, and maybe muddy the waters even more. In Colin Fisher’s tale we meet a Gretel who is immediately feisty, sarcastic, and quite aware of the absurdity of her situation, and the Witch was more than a little obsessive compulsive. And finally, we meet William Meikle’s version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ where anything can happen! If you enjoy reading fairy tales that twist and surprise, then ‘Grimm and Grimmer: Volume One’ is for you. Step into our world of fairy tales retold . . .

Table of Contents

Cover – Martin Reimann
Foreword – Adrian Middleton
Building the Dream by Lynda Collins
Beast by Hannah Lackoff
Gretel’s Way by Colin Fisher
Princess Born by Jan Edwards
A Taste of Honey by Theresa Derwin
Pork, Hammy and Chop by William Meikle

Posted by Admin in Fringeworks News on Sunday, January 27th 2013 at 9:26 PM
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