"An exciting science fiction tale"
Two decades have passed since Richard Garrison entered
Psychosphere to cleanse evil from the planet. The world
has surprisingly lived in harmony since as Pax Psychomech
has descended on the Earth.
However, the tranquillity ends when the Psychomech goes
insane seeking balance in the differing universe. People
become victims of the Gibbering, an irreparable plague of
insanity, and some die. Though Richard Stone uses the power
he inherited from his father, the prime inventor of the
Psychomech machine running amok, he has had limited success
containing the disease. With the world out of control as
the Psycho device makes an effort to return the planet to
its normal state of equilibrium, villains such as Gubwa and
Craig resurface leaving Richard wondering what to do next
to end the Chaos Psychomech era of destruction.
The reprint of the third and final Psychomech tales,
PSYCHAMOK, is an exciting science fiction tale that will
please readers of the series and those individuals who
enjoy a world going amok. The story line is fast-paced,
loaded with action, yet uses a mundane but practical
climax. Fans of the books will relish this novel while
newcomers need to start at the beginning to fully
appreciate and comprehend the complex story line(s) created
by Brian Lumley.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 7, 2002
Brian Lumley is an international horror phenomenon, with
books published in thirteen countries, including China, the
Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Russia, and Spain. More than
two million books have been sold in his Necroscope series
alone, but that barely taps the potential of this wildly
imaginative author. Lumley's horror often crosses the
dividing lines between fantasy and horror or between science
fiction and horror. The Psychomech trilogy, of which
Psychamok is the conclusion, is a perfect blend of science
fiction, adventure, and horror, combining in a fast-paced
whirlwind of a story that leaves the reader doubting the
evidence of his or her own senses.
Richard Garrison was once a corporal in the British Military
Police, until a terrorist's bomb destroyed his eyesight and
his career. Repaying Garrison for saving his wife and child
from the blast, millionaire industrialist Thomas Schroeder
introduced him to the Psychomech, an amazing machine that
could either gift its users with astonishing mental
powers-or destroy them utterly. Having successfully
harnessed the Psychomech, Garrison discovered the
Psychosphere, a strange plane of existence where mental
abilities were all. Thought became intent, word became deed,
and Garrison became like unto a god.
Two decades later, Garrison is utilizing his unique powers
to explore the universe. On Earth, his son, Richard Stone,
is happily in love, until his beloved falls victim to "The
Gibbering," a plague of madness that destroys men and women
by destroying their minds. There is no obvious cause. There
is no cure. There are no survivors.
When Richard Stone himself is infected by the Gibbering, the
mental powers he inherited from his father enable him to
defeat the madness, at least for a while. Then, to his
horror, Stone discovers that the Psychomech has run amok and
that the Gibbering is the result! Even though the insanity
it creates batters his struggling mind, Stone realizes he is
the only man with the knowledge and power capable of
destroying the berserker mind-machine.
The son of Garrison is at war with Psychomech. Who will
survive the final battle, man or machine?