The Thinktank That Leaked
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‘Transfixed me throughout. It’s hard, fast, suspenseful…’ TRIBUNEMan has not yet succeeded in creating any form of intelligent life…Or has he?Within the recesses of innocuous-looking academic buildings at vast universities, hideous experiments are being conducted which — if most of us had our way — we would forcibly amputate.At least, according to Roger Kepter, a scientist and a keen pilot who stumbles upon a deeply dangerous and invasive device — one which disturbs human patterns of emotion and records the interior thoughts of mentally ill patients.In charge of this chilling operation is Dr Spender, a pitiful and sly man with a hubristic nature. The apparent aim of his experiments is to isolate and remove negative sensations of hate and anger, but his interference with nature has devastating consequences.When Roger meets the beautiful Nesta Crabtree he learns the terrifying truth behind Dr Spender’s previous experiments and the catastrophic damage inflicted as a result. The threat of an unknown contamination is now in full force and is multiplying independently…In a deeply unsettling account of science and scientists existing for themselves, The Thinktank That Leaked explores the dangers of probing everlastingly into the subterranean seams of knowledge which cannot but lead to destruction.Praise for Christopher Hodder-Williams: ‘Utterly credible and applicable to the whole community.’ DAILY EXPRESS‘Both humanly and scientifically plausible. Read and be scared’ THE SUN ‘Transfixed me throughout. It’s hard, fast, suspenseful …’ TRIBUNE ‘Horribly fascinating — and as disconcerting as LSD’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Christopher Hodder-Williams writes science fiction in that too rare Wellsian sense of solidly worked-out fiction exploring solidly worked-out science.’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ‘One of those writers on whom critics have lavished almost every word of praise possible.’ RADIO TWO ‘ … secures for its author a comfortable place among the best catastrophe writers — Verne, Wyndham and Wells.’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ‘Scathing exposure of psycho-surgery … A novel with an acute contemporary theme.’ BOOKS AND BOOKMEN‘Tortuous enough to send you round the Mobius twist …’ NEW STATESMAN‘It’s a gripping tale, well told, that holds you right to the end, and leaves you with the memory of its disturbing implications.’ BIRMINGHAM POST Christopher Hodder-Williams was an English writer, mainly of science fiction, but he wrote novels about aviation and espionage as well. Before his career in writing, Hodder-Williams joined the army in 1944, and served in the Middle East and lived in Kenya and New York, later settling in the UK. Many of his books are early examples of what would later be called techno-thrillers. He also worked as a composer and lyricist, and wrote numerous plays for television. Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.
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