DEEP SEA: A Journey into Cosmic Horrror Kindle Edition
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- File size : 3335 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 401 pages
- Publication date : July 21, 2020
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- ASIN : B08D36HHTZ
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #516,077 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This anthology brings us twelve tales of cosmic horror set on the high seas or in its depths below, whether it be the Earth's waters—past, present, or future—or the unexplored seas of other worlds. Some stories have a stronger leaning toward the cosmic, yet all bring the horror in boatloads. From cursed pirates, aliens, ancient mysteries of the Arctic, sea creatures of unfathomable terrors, and even a colossal coral monster made of human flesh, this book is definitely worth a read for fans of Lovecraftian horror.
I'm a Lovecraftian junkie and read and re-read collections set in that world often and this immediately went into the read again section. From horrors unseen to giant creatures to mysterious objects that end up cursing the holder this has all the elements the Lovecraftian reader has come to know and love. Best of all it leaves that tingle in the back of your mind that sometimes itches in quiet moments. Are we really alone in the Universe and the top of the food chain? Should we explore the ocean's depths so that everything is brought to the surface so to speak? The answer here is no, but we would be better off if we were.
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Together: Great characterisation, particularly of the lead character. Sense of forbidding builds nicely throughout before a conclusion that is strangely uplifting.
They Watch, They Whisper: Rollicking pirate yarn with some enjoyably dastardly villains and a neat twist in the tale.
Torsaaker’s Reef: A gripping, gory rollercoaster of a story. It’s so difficult to describe a Lovecraftian monster - there’s a reason why the man himself avoided it wherever possible. But here we get a long, hard stare into the belly of the beast and it’s horrific (yet somehow also hugely enjoyable!)
The Rashatek: Focussing on just two characters, this tale set in the not too distant future starts out lighthearted before things take a turn for the worse. After all, who can you trust when everything is not as it seems...?
A Voice Beneath the Waves: A haunting story of obsession and murder, with a Lovecraftian vibe. The evocative prose almost seems like poetry at times as it glides between the intensely personal to the cataclysmic. Great scene-setting as well!
Europa Rising: An unnerving sci-fi short told through the eyes of an unusual (and perhaps unreliable) narrator. The story brilliantly captures a sense of building unease amongst a small band of isolated explorers as their mission goes very wrong.
Prophecy of the Beast: A tale of voodoo, curses and monsters with a strong lead character that takes no prisoners!
Black Blood of the Earth: A slickly written story of betrayal and horror on an offshore rig. I raced through this one as the stakes built for our protagonist. Nice environmental subplot too, very topical!
Beneath the Arctic: Chilling (boom boom) depiction of a man’s slow descent into madness as he realises he’s signed up for more than he’s bargained for on a trip to the arctic.
Lost to the Sea: An unexpected swerve into romance in this story of a love triangle with a real bite! Offers a nice contrast of two obsessions: that of our protagonist; and that of his unrequited love.
Blue Blood: Get ready to rumble as the biggest grudge match on earth kicks off in front of our unfortunate nautical nobleman! Plunged straight into the action with no hanging around and maintains that dynamism until the very end. There’s a nice hook in the closing paragraphs that hints at even worse ahead for the MC - he is really not having a good time!