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The Sea Demons
by H. M. Egbert
When a renowned naturalist tells the British Government of a startling evolutionary development in the sea life off the Shetland Islands, the authorities dismiss him out of hand in light of more pressing wartime concerns (and because they suspect he might be crazy). Little do they know a force unlike any other is about to invade by sea, intent not on the spoils of war, but ...more
ebook, 355 pages
Published May 4th 2013 by Singularity&Co
(first published 1924)
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The Sea Demons was written by the now-forgotten H.M. Egbert, a pseudonym for British pulpster Victor Rousseau Emanuel, one of the earlier writers of science-fiction and lost race adventures. Here, the story depicts a race of carnivorous invisible humanoids living deep beneath the sea. The protagonist is Donald Paget commander of a rickety British submarine; he's warned by an eccentric deep-sea scientist, but Donald ignores his warning and continues on to war. He engages a German cruiser pursuing ...more