Review: The Terror

Review: The Terror

Last weekend I binge-watched AMC’s ten part horror mini-series ‘The Terror’ (Dec 2018). A hauntingly tragic tale inspired by Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 19th century Arctic expedition. The show is a slow-burner whose ominous mood gradually scales the ladder from frustration to despair to hellish chaos. Simply put; I was blown away and I offer you some spoiler-free thoughts.

‘The Terror’ is based upon Dan Simmons’ 2007 fictional interpretation of the same name. I haven’t read the novel, but I was previously familiar with the original mystery.

On the 19th of May, 1845 two Royal Navy ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, set sail from Greenhithe, England in an attempt to make the first crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage. The mission would take the ships into one of the most hostile environments of the Northern hemisphere, the partially charted wastes of the high Canadian Arctic.

The Terror AMC

Above: Summer sea ice surrounds HMS Erubus and HMS Terror

In command of the expedition was 59 year old Rear Admiral John Franklin on the flagship Erebus and Captain Francis Crozier in charge of the Terror. With a combined roster of officers and crew totaling 129 souls and

The Agent: Fiction from CG Inglis, Part 6

Happy New Year!

Sci-Fi-O-Rama is leaping into 2019 with the sixth installment of A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a series of interlocking stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.

In this month’s story we follow two agents of the Institute on the hunt after a major breach in a secure laboratory. A new hole has been ripped in the fabric of reality and somebody has got to close it before it swallows the city whole.

CG Inglis takes us behind the goggles and into the hardboiled world of the Capital’s most feared authority in “The Agent“.

Masks: Fiction from CG Inglis, Part 5

Sci-Fi-O-Rama presents the fifth installment of A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a series of interlocking stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.

In this month’s story, a night of partying takes a strange turn for a group of friends after they add powder to the mix. When they stumble upon a box of masks, will they choose to wear them? Or is it the other way around?

CG Inglis takes us deep into concealed mysteries in “Masks“.

A Seer: Fiction from CG Inglis, Part 4

Sci-Fi-O-Rama presents the fourth installment of A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a series of interlocking stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.

In this month’s story, a freelance photographer takes a job documenting the city’s homeless population. What she thought would be a simple gig turns complicated when she meets Maria, a homeless woman who can see what others can’t. In a world full of holes, it can be easy to fall in…

CG Inglis takes us along winding cracks and into dark spaces in “A Seer“.

The Ride: Fiction from CG Inglis, Part 3

Sci-Fi-O-Rama is back with the third installment of A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a series of interlocked stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.

This month’s story takes us out of the cloistered spaces of the Institute and onto the hard streets of the Capital, where a teenage boy is taking his first ride with his step-sister’s crew of bikers. More than anything he wants to prove he belongs, but to do so he’ll have to ride harder and faster than he ever thought possible.

CG Inglis guns the throttle with “The Ride“.

Clinical Trial: Fiction from CG Inglis, Part 2

Sci-Fi-O-Rama returns with the second installment of A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a series of interlocked stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.

This month’s story delves into the mysterious Institute for Applied Research, where a young woman agrees to take part in a clinical trial to treat her chronic anxiety. When the treatment moves beyond anything she could have expected, she will find herself tested to the very core of her being.

Read on to find out what awaits her in “Clinical Trial“.

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