The Impossible Object by David Conyers is Lovecraftian military SF for the 21st century, the way it ought to be done. It moves at a breakneck pace, it screeches as it takes turns across the asphalt of your brain and it crashes against the inside of your skull toward the end.
It seemed like a cube to her, seen from every possible angle all at once.
Harrison Peel is a military man, trained to deal with terrorist threats of every possible nature. He’s grown used to the atrocities that man can commit, thinking he’s pretty much ready for anything, until an assignment in Cambodia clears him for Code-89 clearance and he’s suddenly introduced into the alien terrors that lurk beneath the skin of the world. Suddenly, Harisson Peel becomes mankind’s first last and only line of defense against the terrors of the Distant Past (and the Unknowable Future).
It’s the Delta Green campaign you’re too scared to run, son.
The Impossible Object is what I have been waiting to read of Lovecraftian fiction since pretty much forever. It delves into the specifics of the entities of the Mythos, presents horrifying sights and hints at a far greater mystery (and threat) in quick succession, making the reader dive head-first into the horrifying world that is the world of Harisson Peel.
In many ways, the Impossible Object is that Delta Green campaign you’ve always wanted to run: it’s insane, it deals with the highest possible stakes and above all, it is filled with solid-gold moments.
Oh and it’s a 100 pages long and they go by in like, a flash. I finished the book in 6 hours.
- 30000 words
- Ever wondered what an action movie version of Lovecraft looks like? (one that doesn’t suck that is) Then buy it here.
- David Conyers has a website, which you can visit here.
- I’ll say it here, to avoid any unnecessary platitudes: if this is the future of Lovecraftian Mythos, then I want to see this exploited to the goddamn bone.
Konstantine Paradias is a Greek science fiction and fantasy writer. He has a blog, called Shapescapes (shapescapes). There, you can find comic book and movie reviews, a collection of his short stories as well as lots of other (slightly unrelated) articles to while away the time. When he was a kid, he wanted to be a super-villain because he like, didn’t need your laws, man. He got over it when he got older.
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