Help looking for a sci-fi story?
April 26, 2011 3:17 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a web novel/short story: sci-fi, underwater research facility, end of society, etc.
posted by Cpt. The Mango to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I remember a different short story by the same author being posted on MeFi a while back that was about a spaceship that had a character named The Chimp onboard. The spaceship ended up flying through a monolithic sentient being, killing it.
The author had other stories on his website. The one I'm looking for was about an underwater research facility and the crew that inhabited it. Everybody that worked there gradually started spending more and more time outside in the deep ocean and taking less and less safety precautions, until eventually some people would spend 100% of their time out of the facility, feeding on dead fish for sustenance.
There was a subplot regarding an intelligent form of virus that was taking over the world's computers? Or something similar, and the head of a corporation had to blow up the west coast to destroy the virus.
The author called Vancouver "Hongcouver".
The book was the first of a trilogy.
Ring any bells? Thanks!