Scary Science: Robots, Aliens, Mad Scientists, and Experiments Gone Wrong
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by James Rollins
The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world’s most inhospitable rainforest -- a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . . and came out with both intact. Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed-of perils, to follow the trail of his vanished father toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost.
The Atrocity Archives
by Charles Stross
In the title piece, Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, completes his theorem, which paves the way for esoteric mathematical computations that, when carried out, have side effects that leak through a channel underlying the structure of the Cosmos. Out there in the multiverse are "listeners" who can sometimes be coerced into opening gates. In 1945, Nazi Germany's Ahnenerbe-SS performs just such a summoning. But their summoning brings forth more than the SS have bargained for --an evil, patiently waiting all this time while learning the ways of humans, now poises to lunch on Earth.
by Dean Koontz
One evening Tommy comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. Curious, he brings it inside. That night, Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the doll's heart. Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes. It wants Tommy's life and he doesn't know why.
by Stephen King
This dark tale depicts a small town's fatal encounter with creatures from outer space. Events start with Roberta Anderson unearthing a flying saucer on her remote wooded property. Five hundred pages later alcoholic poet Jim Gardener, Roberta's former English teacher, finds himself aboard the flying saucer in outer space. In the interval the creatures (Tommyknockers) destroy the citizenry of Haven, Maine.