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FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
« on: December 23, 2016, 04:39:37 am »
When the end came, it wasn't zombies, asteroids, global warming or nuclear winter. It was something that escaped from a lab. Something small, and very hungry.

In this one you'll find a chunk of Newfoundland, a fireman, some nasty rain, a bit of real science, a lot of unreal science, some Canadians, many cigarettes, some trucks, boats and planes, and plenty of spores, mushrooms and rot.

For fans of John Wyndham, William Hope Hodgson and H P Lovecraft, here's a wee homage to a lot of the things I've loved since childhood.

Out now in paperback and ebook



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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 04:40:14 am »

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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 04:42:20 am »
    Thanks, Ann. Blimey, that was quick :-)

    Here's some more info...

    A band of survivors on the Eastern coast of Canada watch as their world falls and crumbles to ruin. The infection seems relentless. More than that, it seems to be learning, adapting and evolving faster than they can fight it. Worse still, it is infecting not just their bodies, but is creeping into their minds, dancing in their dreams.

    Can they stop it before it takes them?

    Or must they all join in the final dance of death?

    Do you like campy horror? Immersively weird apocalyptic scenarios? Star-crossed lovers in impossibly disgusting situations? Then this book is for you. - Bookshot at Litreactor

    Above all else in my love of the horror genre, I cherish implacability. Prolific and accomplished author William Meikle masterfully delivers this element; in fact, I consider it one of his trademarks. In FUNGOID, a story determined to keep you wide-eyed awake, he brings together a seemingly natural process, adds the suspicion of human meddling, and a frisson of supernaturalism. Together, I raced through the pages as fast as my Kindle could handle - The Haunted Reading Room

    Fungoid is a definite, must-read for fans of the horror genre, especially if you're looking for a new way of approaching the end of the world.
    - The Ghastly Grimoire

    These types of plague/invasion novels are usually fun but Meikle has made his story an especially neat treat of science fiction suspense and horror. - The Novel Pursuit


    If you're looking for a compelling end of the world read or have even the slightest interest in sci-fi and horror, then this satisfying read is a must. - The Most Sublime

    Fungoid is a quick, breezy, expertly paced, and well-crafted story. Couple this with an intriguing doomsday premise and you've got yourself a brisk read. -  Michael Patrick Hicks

    I find myself loving a book that can take a premise that I've read 20 different things about and do it in a new and intriguing way. - Brian's Book Blog

    « Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 04:46:13 am by williammeikle »

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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 05:21:15 am »
    Thanks, Ann. Blimey, that was quick :-)



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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 08:20:45 am »
    Always a twitchy day when it's a new release, but there's some nice reviews coming in for FUNGOID already - although Amazon are doing something weird. There's five reviews on the page, but they say I've only got one. I think they're not counting advance reviews that aren't actually purchased from Amazon. Fair enough I suppose, but it looks a bit strange.

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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 04:25:12 pm »
    Lovely new review which is just the latest in a row of fine reviews for FUNGOID

    http://anthony-watson.blogspot.ca/2017/01/fungoid.html

    "the end result is a deeply entertaining piece of writing which takes a number of well-established tropes and characters and moulds them into something new."

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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 05:40:17 am »

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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 02:00:55 pm »
    Newfoundland is worming its way more and more into my soul, and out again in my writing.

    We came over on holiday in 2005 and loved it. When my job in Edinburgh went tits-up in 2007, it was just when I was starting to get some serious pro-level story sales, and we knew we could get a nice house with a great view dirt cheap over here on The Rock. So we sold up in Scotland, whacked some money in the bank, bought a house on the shore here in a fishing village, and I tried writing full time. I've not starved us yet.

    It's not quite in the middle of nowhere. We have roads, a post office, a supermarket and some takeaway places. We even have running water and electricity. The people are very friendly, mostly of Irish descent around here, and it's lovely and quiet, which suits me just fine.

    It also seems to suit my writing. The third Derek Adams book, THE SKIN GAME was stalled in its opening act back in Scotland, but that first winter after we got here I realised that Derek could come here too, and after that the rest of that one fell quickly into place.

    Since then I've been exploring various parts of the island and its culture in my novels. THE DUNFIELD TERROR takes place around Trinity, where I spent my first year here working on a whale tour boat (the reprint of that one is coming soon from Crossroad Press.), FUNGOID takes place in the island capital St. John's, and also up this peninsula where I live while SONGS OF DREAMING GODS is set in a corner townhouse in St. John's again.

    I've got two more novels based here in the pipe at Crossroad Press, namely THE BOATHOUSE, set here in our home port of Catalina, and THE GREEN AND THE BLACK, set in a derelict Victorian mining colony in the island's interior.

    There will be more, as I haven't covered the whole glorious gamut of this place yet.

    And I need to get a moose in somewhere.
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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 05:18:01 pm »
    FUNGOID is one of six books in the Spring Chillers and Thrillers Giveaway to win ebooks by Michael Bray, Rick Chesler, D.L. Robinson, Edward J McFadden III, Ian Woodhead and William Meikle. Draw to be made 31st March.
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    Re: FUNGOID - Apocalyptic Horror
    « Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 04:20:25 pm »
    Now also available in audiobook

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