|Chasm (1998) [Novel]|
by Stephen Laws
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(From the publisher):
Edmonville: an ordinary town full of ordinary citizens going about their everyday business.
Then the earth tremor hits. Glass shatters, concrete crumbles, buildings fracture and collapse as everything disappears beneath choking clouds of dust.
The few shell-shocked survivors emerge to be met with a terrifying and impossible sight. Most of Edmonville has disappeared into an enormous crevasse; the semi-demolished buildings which remain are perched on a series of peaks, crags and pillars of stone - many of them separated from each other by hundreds of feet, ana a perilous bottomless gulf below. The world beyond seems to have ceased to exist.
Without electricity, heating or water, the few remaining citizens of Edmonville are stranded and waiting for rescue - which doesn't come. As starvation threatens, the best and worst of human nature come to the fore in the struggle for survival.
Then, something stirs deep below in the darkness. Something which emerges from the depths to unleash a horrifying onslaught on the survivors; an onslaught which is to become a desperate fight for survival.
What exactly has happened to Edmonville? And who - or what - lurks in the hideous Chasm below?
Original title: Chasm
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ General