Book for some time now Why Because it would mean that I was done This was a painful read I nearly uit several times but it eventually beca This small press Discovering Fiction, An Introduction Student's Book with Audio CD: A reader of American short stories horror novelas a story that drives you right past all the implausibilities in delivering a monster movie If you liked Deep Blue Sea Deep Rising or Sphere or Aliens for that matter you are the target audience for this bookThe first suspension of disbelief is reuired when we learn that the President of the United States basically cut all space funding but instead Cambridge English for Engineering has plowed it back into a multi billion dollar deep sea exploration project So the Challenger is a gigantic metal ball designed to go to the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean with a mixed crew of scientists and Navy personnel and spend a year thereUnfortunately one of the crewmen is a NASA astronaut disgruntled aboutis beloved Mars project being shelved He goes from arrogant and creepy to utterly sociopathic deliberately infecting several of Gods of Jade and Shadow his colleagues with a mysterious bacteria that keeps auatic life alive at the bottom of the ocean even in the boiling temperatures near black One of the most well known ways to do aorror story at least in Doctor Who is the base under siege Basically there s a bunch of likable protagonists who are trapped in an enclosed place and find themselves under attack by whatever sort of monster the storyline is based on It can be in space like Alien or a cabin in the woods like well The Cabin in the Woods Deep Black Sea is a base under siege story though the simplicity of the narrative should not be confused for lazy storytelling David M Salkin weaves a good story which distinguishes itself from its counterparts through fun characters and unconventional monsters The premise of Deep Black Sea is sadly unbelievable a pro science US President takes away money from the military for a large scale research project I mean zombies I can buy but this is just ludicrous Just kidding Sort of Anyway a team of competent deep sea researchers are assembled and sent down four miles underneath the water where they re expected to spend the next year When they re down there they find something unpleasant Things go from there I like this novel because it s a story which simultaneously is plausible than most science fiction ちびまる子ちゃん 7 horror taking time to give reasonable sounding explanations for the events within but doesn t take itself too seriously Deep Black Sea keeps a balance betweenumor and Rebel Sultans horror and drama uite well Theeart of any story is its characters but the ocean researchers ere are all a fun bunch of guys and girls reminding me a good deal of the characters from Alien I think part of what I liked about the protagonists is they reminded me very much of many RL oceanographers I ve met They grouse about their jobs take their circumstances less than seriously until it becomes dangerous talk about sex and constantly rib each other
*People used to Star Trek like sanitized depictions of scientists will be in for a rude surprise dealing with this *used to Star Trek like sanitized depictions of scientists will be in for a rude surprise dealing with this I like ow David M Salkin manages to capture the mind numbing tedium of actual research Having worked with many of
RL RESEARCHERS I CAN SAY WITH SOME AUTHORITY THEY researchers I can say with some authority they up with very inventive ways of distracting themselves from ow boring a lot of it can be All of the characters love their area of special concern but there s really no way to dress up the fact real life science mostly consists of put sample UNDER GLASS WATCH IT FOR TWELVE glass watch it for twelve There s no romances per say in this novel but in a mixed group it s unsurprising uite a few debate who they ll be sleeping with to pass the next year I enjoyed that I won t spoil the monster of the book but while I sincerely doubt anything like it exists in reality the fact it seems like it could exist makes the book work much better than it might ave otherwise The author Home Field Advantage has doneis research and the techno babble seems less forced than it does in other science fiction I ve read I don t uite buy the villain of the story s motivations but that a small complaint in an otherwise entertaining story In conclusion I think Deep Black Sea is an excellent example of genre fiction As much as I love vampires zombies and werewolves it s nice to take a break from them for something different I don t think there s much room for a seuel but if the author chooses to do one I d love to see both characters from the original novel as well as the creatures within Which is about as good a recommendation as I can give8510 This book will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. W to advance that mission then so be it How is it that sea animals can live and reproduce in water that should boil them Superheated water that is full of toxins and The Swallows heavy metals and contains almost no oxygen should be void of life on planet Earth and yet it is teeming with it The answer to the puzzle lies in the bacteria and Ted knows it Convinced that the same symbiotic relationship between the sea life and bacteria can be reproduced inumans and then used to Spiritual Exercises helpumans travel to Mars one day Ted intentionally infects a few members the crew Just as the bacterium forces a metamorphosis in the tubeworms and other animals as the bacterium take over their Machine Learning host Ted’s infected crewmates also begin their rapid transformation And while Ted is initially thrilled withis experiments Machine Learning he uickly realizes thate You, Me and the Movies has lost control Asis remaining crewmates realize that they ave a traitor in their midst the fight for survival begins three miles under the waves With two crew members transformed into “something else” and loose in the ship the remaining crew must find a way to kill the deadly creatures that used to be their frien.
Ndefinitely But ForNdefinitely but for scientists that ad been the pioneers of deep sea exploration it meant funding the likes of which they never could ave dreamed With a budget of six billion dollars the cost of two Virginia Class submarines the deep sea research station uickly became a reality By comparison the Alvin one of the most famous deep sea exploration vehicles ever built was constructed and later refurbished for under a million dollars With six billion dollars the new Office of Deep Sea Research could take deep sea exploration to the next level tantamount the new Office of Deep Sea Research could take deep sea exploration to the next level tantamount NASA first going to the moon With a crew of seven the Challenger submerges three miles below the waves for a one year mission to study the idden world of the deep black sea One of the team members Ted Bell is a former NASA scientist with A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country his own agenda He is much interested in learning about the Deinococcus radiodurans bacteria that keeps sea animals alive in sevenundred degree superheated water that is full of eavy metals and other toxins that flows from the “black smokers” Ted’s ultimate goal is a mission to Mars and if it means sacrificing the deep sea cre.
Download Deep Black SeaOne element that makes great orror so effective at least for me is isolation I think it s scary enough being somewhere so far out of reach from fellow Aboriginal Woman Sacred and Profane humans that toave something go Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction horribly wrong such as a monster intent on destroying andor assimilating you can if done well make the atmosphere and dread of what s already a dreadful situation even worse Some of my favourite stories involve this kind of isolation and dread Movies like Alien and John Carpenter s The Thing come to mind first Those movies really cemented my perception oforrorBut then in the late 90s or there abouts came a slew of deep sea movies like Leviathan Deepstar Six and The Abyss The latter of these isolation stories reminds me of David Salkin s novel Deep Black Sea for obvious reasons but the actual story and intensity of the growing dread remind me of the former No disrespect to the mentioned deep water movies but none of them ave the staying power of the classic Alien and The ThingIn Deep Black Sea we start the story with an introduction to all seven crew members as they discuss their mission to stay in a new type of research submarine four miles below sea level for an entire year The description of the living conditions down that deep which also compares the differences of outer space was fascinating and actually gave me nightmares I m not even claustrophobic Or perhaps I am and just aven t been in a situation yet to show me that I am If that s the case then my thanks to David Salkin for pointing this out to my unconscious mindI digressThe seven crew members then The Cleaner of Chartres head off on their mission They make their slow descend into the deep Along the way they catch fish and get to know each other better Once theyit the ocean floor things become immediately interesting They bring aboard a bacteria that can enable flesh to live in extreme circumstances such as seven undred degree water near a black smoker which is sort of like an underwater volcanoThe story moves uickly after this as a terrible situation grows worse and worse with each passing sceneIs Deep Black Sea so good as to become a classic and sit amongst greats No not necessarily The book is really good with an ending that s probably one of the best I ve read in a long time but to join the cannon of true classics is seriously tough First it would be great to see this one become a movie If done well I think it would offer some new things along with some great omages to said classics But we ll Brotherhood have to wait to seeow the future remembers Deep Black Sea to see for sureWhatever the case this is a great read and a lot of fun Give it a go and see what you think I really don t think you ll be disappointed I really like undersea sci fi adventures like this James Rollins DEEP FATHOM comes to mind and this rates up there
With The Best Inthe best in opinion A gigantic underwater lab with a crew of scientists descends deeper than in my opinion A gigantic underwater lab with a crew of scientists descends deeper than anyone as ever been about three miles The second in command of the expedition a NASA scientist named Ted is obsessed with studying tubeworms and the amazing bacteria that keeps them alive in 700 degree water Well let s just say those bacteria are adaptive than even e knows and they get loose among the scientists via Ted s bad judgment and before you know it all ell breaks loose aboard a vessel no one can escape Talk about claustrophobic Some really original creatures populate this story and some really cool science I actually learned something The characters are well developed and the plot rolls along at a good clip although it does build slowly at first but that s also where the suspense builds I give this story a five out of five one of my favorite books this year A fun adventurehorrorsci fi story Way to go Dave What a major disappointmentI loved the description for this book An undersea research station being attacked
by a scientists creation The ubris of man to play god and then is creationa scientists creation The ubris of man to play god and then is creation on everyoneSounded like The Thing or Alien Or ow about those classic 80 s movies Deep Star Six and LeviathanThe book started well and the author knows LeBron James (NBA Reader) his science and the undersea life which we asumans barely know about However it soon lost my interestThe characters became cardboard cut outs and I don t even mind cardboard cut outs and the story repetitive Moving from the lab to the sickbay then back againwith some coffee drinking thrown in The two female scientists who were the best in their fields became screaming Eight in the Box: A Novel of Suspense hysterical girls dependent on the malesAll the characters becameorny teenagers flirting and trying to get in each other. Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova says “DEEP BLACK SEA is science fiction at its best a realistic tale of exploration and danger written by a man who knows the details of deep sea exploration firsthand An exciting read” When President Roberts was elected in 2020 Winter Sisters his acceptance speech included references to exploring inner space and the oceans as a priority that could no longer be ignored Whileis predecessor Orphan Monster Spy had promised a Mars mission that excited NASA President Roberts immediately began making sweeping changes in the funding priorities of NASA NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Navy Within two months of taking office Robertsad replaced the Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism head of NASA with former US Navy pilot turned astronaut Rear Admiral Thomas Antus and unveiledis bold plan to see a deep sea research station built to rival the international space station Citing similar urtles in both space and deep sea exploration; Roberts announced that the deep sea station would be a joint effort between NASA NOAA and the Navy What it meant for the Mars mission was a uge budget cut that would delay the space mission