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A Murmuration of Opas by William Meikle

A Murmuration of Opas by William Meikle

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Mankind is spreading through the Solar System but, as yet, is still alone in the vastness of space.

That is all about to change.

A small team of intrepid scientists and engineers have made the long trip through the dark to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and set up camp on an icy plain under the looming watch of Jupiter above them.

Initial samples show that the planet is host to primitive, unicellular life.

A submersible makes its first dive under the moon’s icy surface and finds signs that the life forms may not be quite so primitive after all. They uncover an indigenous species that shows signs of being capable of swarming together to achieve goals impossible for a single cell, a colonial organism that they nickname Opa. These Opas swarm in several different configurations in the cold dark ocean beneath.

The teams A.I. is set the task of deciphering the science behind the Opa’s dances, a swirling, and swooping that looks very similar to the movements of great flocks of birds back on Earth. Science is done, samples are taken back to the lab on the surface… and that’s when the trouble begins.

The Opas have been given a chance to roam in a new environment. A human environment.

Mankind is not the only species hungry for exploration. The Opas escape into the expedition’s living quarters.

They are curious, and hungry.

They are voracious for food…

And they will kill every living organism in the space station!

A Murmuration of Opas by William Meikle is the first title in the new Dark Moons science fiction horror imprint!


Deluxe Signed & Lettered Slipcased Hardcover

  • Signed by Author and Artist 
  • Hand-Lettered A to Z
  • Color Dust Jacket
  • Front Cover and Spine Stampings
  • Housed in a Slipcase
  • Limited to 26 Lettered Editions
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Deluxe Signed Slipcased Hardcover - PC Edition

  • Signed by Author and Artist 
  • Marked as PC Edition 
  • Color Dust Jacket
  • Front Cover and Spine Stampings
  • Housed in a Slipcase

Trade Paperback - 100 Signed & Numbered Edition

  • Signed by Author William Meikle
  • Hand-Numbered 1 to 100
  • Color Cover
  • Limited to 100 Numbered Editions


“One of the premier storytellers of our time.”
— Famous Monsters of Filmland

“Big beastie horror seems to be all the rage right now. Unfortunately, very few authors seem to know how to do it right. They need to take lessons from Meikle. He’s at the top of his class.”
— Into the Macabre

“THE DUNFIELD TERROR is… another masterpiece from Mr Meikle – one that should grace the bookshelf of any fan of those genres, or simply those who appreciate fine writing.”
— The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“FUNGOID is… a fast paced ecohorror thriller that delivers on all fronts. The large cast of characters combined with Meikle’s tight plotting and a keen eye for dialogue bring a real cinematic feel to the narrative. By focusing more on the fast based plot rather than getting bogged down by over characterisation Meikle has created a real page-turner.”
— Ginger Nuts of Horror


Story written by William Meikle

Edited by Joe Morey

Cover and design by Cyrus Wraith Walker

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