The Pond

by Garth R. Mitcheltree



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781585000746

About the Book

A love triangle between Chuck, Lori and Brenda is cast aside when a pond, turned convenient dumping ground for a greedy factory owner's radioactive pollution, becomes a living entity that infects humans, destroying and reforming their bodies. The ultimate goal of the entity becomes clear--take over the earth.

Chuck uses his intellect, strength, and imagination to save the endangered trio as well as the world.  The tentacular grasps of these diabolical freaks have the ability to instantly convert normal humans into one of their own.

Winding in and out of horror and fear, bravery and generosity, youthful lust, and competition, this timely sci-fi mystery provides the chills and grimaces that are the mainstay of every science fiction/horror reader.

About the Author

Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, I have had wanderlust as long as I can remember, occasionally even being called a gypsy. Having had such a hard time settling down in one place probably dictated my entering the construction field, working primarily as a pipefitter and boilermaker. I continued to follow the construction work from state to state, living alone more often than not.

Fortunately, reading has always been my favorite entertainment; as long as I had a book, I was content. My first non-school books were almost exclusively science-fiction; however, I occasionally read other genres as well. I very seldom bought a book strictly because of the author's name, although I admire the masters of the field. Asimov's books will never be forgotten by any science-fiction fan. He may be the only one mentioned here, but there are many others.

One thing I have learned after reading thousands of books though, the name on the cover was not a guarantee of an interesting book. I have read books by little known authors that were equally as good as those of renown. After reading some books that were not so good and having acquired a computer, I decided to try my hand, and imagination, at writing. I have by this time though, semi-settled in Las Vegas, with my wife and two cats.