By Tim Curran
While the workforce of a misplaced freighter unearths themselves trapped in a ugly dimension—of sea monsters, ghost ships, and the undead—it is as much as them to find the U.S.S. Lancet and persuade an almost insane physicist to assist them go back home.
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Alone, completely alone. Iverson sipped his coffee and swallowed. What he was watching was the radar. The screen had been empty for the past hour, but now it had locked onto something. Something big, something spreading out for miles and miles it seemed. Something like a bank of fog that was like no bank of fog Iverson had ever seen. Even the radar’s computer was having trouble telling exactly what it was. It was not solid, certainly, it was a gaseous envelope like a patch of mist . . yet much denser.
Then we sailed into this fog . . a lot like we got out there. It was a real mother, that fog. ” Gosling’s throat was dry. The comparison was pretty accurate so far. ” “The sort of things that happen in these waters when some of that yellow fog swallows up your vessel — you know, our compass began to spin, we couldn’t find our heading. RDF went toes-up, LORAN was all tittywonkle,” he said, without a trace of emotion. “Yeah, we were spooked pretty bad. The lot of us. Radio was shit, nothing but dead air on VHF and side-band.
Only nobody knew just how or why. Everything seemed unreal, dreamlike, the world as they knew it veering out of control, heading for some dark abyss that would suck them down and fill their lungs with black silt. And through it all, that siren kept shrilling through the fog like the warning cry of some prehistoric bird circling its nest. The sailor’s face had gone all rubbery. “You know I got kids and I don’t know what any of this is about . . I don’t like it, I don’t like any of this . . people going crazy and us almost getting poisoned down there.
Dead Sea by Tim Curran