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THE PLASM LAUNCHES


A pulp sci-fi novella from Dark Regions Press, new in hardcover, paperback and ebook. See buying links below.



A derelict spacecraft and a storage cavern on Mars are linked by a forgotten secret. Ancient rituals are invoked, dark energy is awakened, and soon the Plasm is growing, and feeding. Desperate measures are required-but will they be enough?

This one is a wee B-movie homage - a film that was never made if you like. In this one you'll find spooky empty spaceships, scientists doing stupid things, Mars, some ancient rituals, a salvage crew, a big blobby thing, and an exorcist, among other things.

It runs in my head like a Gerry Anderson production, and if you think of it like that, I'm sure you'll have a load of fun with it.

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Plot

The Vordlak, once the pride of the space program, has been missing for decades, thought lost in the void. But when a salvage team come across it floating in the darkness, and the lost ship's unique drive kicks in, then the problems are only just beginning. Space and time are warped as some of the relics of the original mission develop a strange new life of their own in their storage chamber deep below Mars.

Soon it is a race against time, as a burgeoning plasma starts to feed and grow on Mars, and matters aboard the Vordlak come to a head. Disaster can only be averted by studying the secret history of the ghost ship and the ancient rituals that have provided it with its power. But in repeating that history, will the small band of survivors prevail - or will they only make matters worse as the plasma continues to rampage?