Updated: February 16, 2021|
In 1954, deep in the Amazon Jungle, an expedition found what they assumed was one
of those missing links in the chain of human evolution: an immensely powerful
amphibian creature that seemed to step out of the mists of time. They tried to tame
it, to break its will, to change its very being with surgery and torture, but the
beast rebelled, killing almost all who stood in its way. But was the creature truly
a throwback, a survivor of some prehistoric time before time . . . or was it
In the year 2015 one scientist will try to answer those questions, using a time
machine to pierce the veil of history and journey back to the distant Devonian era.
What he finds there will not only splinter his vision of what the Creature might be,
but may very well change the history of the human race forever!
Bending the conventions of what we feel we know about the Creature from the
Black Lagoon on its ear, critically praised science fiction author Paul Di Filippo
reinvents the classic monster with a tale of time travel, horror, and mystery that
mixes the best elements of 1950s Cold War science-fiction with today's cutting-edge
cyberpunk in a vision of what terrors still lurk . . . in the swamp.