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y Slimer single work   novel   science fiction   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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Six shipwrecked heroin smugglers find themselves trapped on an oil rig with a genetically modified, shape-shifting great white shark.

Adaptations

form y Proteus John Brosnan , United Kingdom (UK) : Metrodome Films Wonderful Films , 1995 8677020 1995 single work film/TV

A group of heroin smugglers are trapped on an oil rig with a shape-shifting monster, the result of a scientific experiment.

Notes

  • Written by John Brosnan and Leroy Kettle under the joint pseudonym 'Harry Adam Knight', a pseudonym sometimes also used by Brosnan for solo work.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      W. H. Allen , 1983 .
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      Extent: 156p.
      ISBN: 0352313668 (pbk), 9780352313669 (pbk)
      Series: A Star Book W. H. Allen (publisher), series - publisher
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Barr Books , 1989 .
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      Extent: 156p.p.
      ISBN: 1557850763, 9781557850768
Alternative title: Terreur deliquescente
Language: French
    • Paris,
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      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Editions Fleuve Noir , 1986 .
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      Extent: 153p.
      ISBN: 9782265031999, 2265031992

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
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