By: David Gaughran
Tranfection is a short story with lots of plot packed into it. In fact, I think it could have easily been novella length or longer, and maybe one day Gaughran will do that for us. It’s a story about a scientist that works with Genetically Modified foods, and a discovery he makes during his research. I can’t say much more about the plot without giving half the story away, so I’ll stop there. Gaughran has a talent for creating that feeling of suspense that is so very necessary in the short story format. He also has a talent for the unwritten plot. Several times in the story, there are parts of the plot that weren’t expressed, but that came through just as clear as if they had been through the way that Gaughran delivered the response to those plot points. It’s an old-school science fiction story that reminds me of the stories we used to get through Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
It’s a great read, and well worth the affordable price on Amazon.