The Midas Flesh Vol. 1

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Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/3/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, July 3, 2023
I got this ex-library softcover from Better World Books. It's the first of a two-part story in which the legendary King Midas not only actually lived - and actually received the gift/curse that everything he touched turned to gold - but the transmission didn't stop with a single object. Anything that he touched turned to gold, and anything that those objects touched also turned to gold, as did the molecules in the air... yeah, a runaway chain reaction that left the entire planet an off-limits golden orb.

Until a ragtag crew figures out a way to retrieve a portion of the original Midas (still there, the only non-gold thing on the planet) without its transmitting its lethal influence. This could make them very, very rich and powerful, if only all those other people weren't after it as well...

The protagonists consist of the ship's captain, Joey, and her crew of two: Fatima and Cooper (who seems to be a kind of sentient velociraptor in spectacles). We pick up some of their respective back-stories, as well as tidbits about the forces ranged against them, and the sheer improbability of their cunning plan NOT going terribly wrong. Stay tuned!

[The story concludes in Volume 2.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, February 23, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (2/23/2024 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I'm adding this book to the To the Stars: A Science Fiction Bookbox 3.0, which will be on its way to its next stop soon. Hope everyone enjoys the selection!

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** 2024 Heads Shoulders Knees Toes challenge **

** 2024 Science Fiction challenge. **

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