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It doesn’t matter if you believe in mermaids. She believes in you.

Gene is a rogue-for-hire, using his one-man ship to make a decent living on the flooded Earth. Most of the population has been driven out to Seaplexes–artificial islands glutted with poverty, commercialism, and organized crime. His AI companion, Stitch, does most of the work of their salvage and smuggling jobs. Life is good.

Until a mermaid crawls into his ship’s exhaust port.

Now it’s not enough for Gene to avoid the mafia he’s in debt to. Everyone’s wondering what this fantasy creature is doing on a dying planet. Corporations want to exploit her. Old friends want to capitalize on her fame. Gene has to choose between protecting her and keeping himself safe. And all she wants is to return home.

But the race back involves more than just mermaids. It includes a deviant scientist, a silver ship containing a rogue AI, and a “gray goo” device that could destroy all life on Earth.

Interviews and Reviews for Merm-8

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Mags the Book Worm’s Review
Trips Down Imagination Road Review

Merm-8 Soundtrack

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  1. Sting – If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
  2. Lifehouse – Halfway Gone
  3. Carolina Liar – I’m Not Over
  4. Fall Out Boy – This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
  5. Closure – Look Out Below
  6. Audioslave – Original Fire
  7. Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu
  8. The Pussycat Dolls – I Hate This Part
  9. Jonathan Coulton – I Crush Everything
  10. Metallica – Astronomy
  11. Foo Fighters – Let It Die
  12. Killed By Design – I Want the World
  13. Live – The Dolphins Cry
  14. Blue Stahli – Kill Me Every Time (Hypnotic Mix)
  15. Embassy – Gravity
  16. Natalie Imbruglia – Sunlight
  17. Synchronoize – Sweet Times O’ Mine (Guns ‘N Roses vs. Foo Fighters mash-up)

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Further Reading

Blue Submarine No. 6 (1998)
She Creature (2001)
The Little Mermaid (a.k.a. Rusalochka) (1968)
Night Tide (1961)