When a Thal platoon arrive on a hostile planet investigating reports that Dalek artefacts have been detected, they are unprepared for what they find. In an underground room is a stranger, a Professor, or so he claims, with no memory of who he is or why he is there.
With death and horror their only companions, the Thals make their way with the Professor into the heart of a crumbling Dalek citadel in search of answers … only to find that the Daleks are the least of the horrors they must face.
Published March 2004
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Clark was born on 20 April 1958. He sold his first ghost story A Trip Out for Mr Harrison to a radio station while in his teens, and before becoming a full time writer held a variety of jobs, including strawberry picker, supermarket shelf stacker, office worker and scriptwriter for promotional videos. His first novel, Nailed by the Heart, was published in 1995, and since then he has written many more. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including SFX, The Year’s Best Horror, Best New Horror and Dark Voices, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Selected stories have been collected in Salt Snake & Other Bloody Cuts and Blood and Grit. He has also written crime shorts, appeared on BBC television and written prose material for the rock band U2.
The Night of the Triffids won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel of 2001, and in the same year Simon also won the Best Short Fiction Award for Goblin City Lights, which appeared in the Telos Publishing collection Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips.
Simon lives with his wife and two children in mystical territory that lies on the border of Robin Hood country in England.