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Fathomless, by Greig Beck, is a hard science fiction thriller starring Earth’s oldest killing machine, presented in gloriously tense Michael Crichton Vision!

A thriller at heart, Fathomless spans across half a century, detailing the story of a science crew that stumbles into the Megalodon, the legendary grandfather of today’s great whites. The author manages to insert his love for the sea and its underwater marvels without allowing the science of it all to become too overbearing, which is certainly his strongest suit inside the novel. What’s more impressive is that somehow, Greig Beck has managed to incorporate these elements into a thriller with a very much believable premise and to pace it out marvelously throughout the book.

Perhaps Fathomless’ weakest point is its supporting cast of characters and especially its villains, who do not hold up to scrutiny on closer inspection. However, seeing how it almost took me a second read-through to notice, I can certainly say that the author has managed to conceal the fact with finesse.

Fathomless is published by Cohesion Press

Fathomless, by Greig Beck
4.0Overall Score

About The Author


Konstantine is a writer by choice. His short stories have been published in Haikaosru's Battle Royale-Slam Book, the AE Canadian SF Review and the Savage Beasts anthology by Grey Matter Press. People tell him he's got a writing problem, but he's recently managed to have one of his stories published in Japanese so he guesses he's still got it under control. He's got a Patreon Account, where he writes SF flash fiction and dreams to one day isolating himself in a little house in the mountains, where he will live off the land and order groceries from Amazon, like his glorious ancestors.

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