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Simon and Schuster, Oct 28, 2005 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Far in the urgent distress signal is received from a classified Union Aerospace Corporation research facility based on Olduvai, Mars -- and is suddenly silenced. Assigned to either contain or quarantine the mysterious threat, a crack strike team comprised of the most hard-bitten marines around believes that this will be another routine seek-and-destroy mission. But they will soon come face-to-face with the hellish nightmares that the researchers' unorthodox experiments have unleashed on Olduvai -- a place where doom is waiting....

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User Review  - jseger9000 - LibraryThing

I'm surprised how much I enjoyed John Shirley's adaptation of the Doom movie. Really. I picked it up because I wanted to blow off some steam with a nice, goofy read about space marines shooting ... Read full review

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Hmm I bought this because I thought I recognised the author as the writer of some enjoyable light weight space opera in the seventies. But nope I must have been mistaken this is as badly written as you could imagine a computer game novelisation to be. Read full review

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Page 4 - He had to raise his voice to be heard over the screaming from the corridor. "—at Classified Research, Olduvai! ID 6627! We've had a level-five breach, implement quarantine procedures immediately—" A final sobbing cry from beyond the door . . . the sound of tearing.

About the author (2005)

John Shirley is the author of many novels, including Borderlands: The Fallen, Borderlands: Unconquered, Bioshock: Rapture, Demons, Crawlers, In Darkness Waiting, City Come A-Walkin', and Eclipse, as well as the Bram-Stoker-award winning collection Black Butterflies and Living Shadows. His newest novels are the urban fantasy Bleak History and the cyberpunk thriller Black Glass. Also a television and movie scripter, Shirley was co-screenwriter of The Crow. Most recently he has adapted Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia for the screen. His authorized fan-created website is and official blog is

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