A collection of horrific short stories, collaborative works, poetry and interviews by 'Partners in Slime" Mike McCarthy and Mark McLaughlin. Introduction by Gregory L. Hall.
“Intriguing,” the Major said. “Killer insects, but tiny. Much better than those killer cockroaches we were working on. Those things were as big as puppies–couldn’t sneak ‘em over enemy lines. So what’s the hold-up?”
“The biggest problem I have is this: after the dust mites eat a substantial amount of flesh, they won’t eat again for another forty-eight hours. They instantly become lethargic, sleepy–then, when they perk up again, they lay their egg clusters. First, I have to alter their reproductive cycle, since those prolonged rest periods will lessen their military effectiveness. Then I have to speed up their metabolism, to create a lean, mean, constantly eating war machine.”