I picked this one up as a freebie on Amazon since I never can resist some good apocalyptic fiction.
After the disaster that struck when a government-designed superbug struck the planet and killed millions of people, that same government now claims to hold a cure. Timothy Meek is sceptic and decides to instead build his own cocoon and wait this one out. All the while he is slowly losing his sanity.
I didn’t particularly like it. It wasn’t awful, but given the premise which sounded really good, I had just expected more from it, I guess. I found the writing, or maybe just the character Timothy too much and to me it didn’t fit the story. Also, as is often the case with short stories, it felt cramped because it all had to fit into the short story. Might have worked better as a novella.
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