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The Impossible Object: The Harrison Peel Files Book 1

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  12 reviews
In a blend of cosmic horror with weird science fiction and action spy adventure, THE IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT recounts the adventures of Army Intelligence Officer, Major Harrison Peel, who travels the globe fighting the good fight against alien monsters wherever they appear threatening to destroy humanity.

Harrison Peel's first adventures are collected in four novellas
Kindle Edition, 1, 130 pages
Published April 29th 2013 by Amazon Kindle
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Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lovecraftian, spy
I was directed to this piece by the Conyers after giving a favorable review of a piece he co-worked on in Cthulhu Unbound 3. Since he was friendly and approachable, I decided to give his other works a look and ended up getting both this piece as well as the sequel.

Conyers has done a wonderful job combining an action oriented spy piece with Lovecraft's Mythos. The added fact that the main character is Australian and works for the Australian government is an added bonus as I find the American spy
Jason Williams
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
David Conyers proves once again that he is becoming quite adept as a writer of techno-thrillers with a Lovecraftian flavour.

Although I previously read a couple of the stories in The Spiraling Worm, published by Chaosium and co-written with John Sunsori, the other stories in The Impossible Object were very well written tales, with interesting characters and fast paced action.

I look forward to the next release in the Harrison Peel series and heartily recommend this book to
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've always loved military horror right from the day I saw Aliens as a young kid in the 1980's. While its been well-represented in certain areas (alien invasions, especially), but up until now Cthulhu has been underrepresented beyond Delta Green.

I first was introduced to Harrison Peel - an Australian Army officer who happens onto the mythos whilst on an assignment - in Cthulhu Unbound 3 (a great book in its own right). The book is four fun stories (each distinct, though with an overa
June Swinford
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is gripping enough that, after writing this, I'll probably go buy the sequel. But it had its flaws. Does nobody understand the purpose of a living, breathing proofreader anymore? People, seriously: SPELLCHECK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!

This guy had homonym issues in his text. The obvious ones, like "Too" and "to," "It's" and "its," plus less ubiquitous homophones. He made weird word errors, like saying "enthusiastically" when he meant "exclusively." If it had happened once or twice
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I stumbled upon this book and read the sample. It was good enough that I bought it, and I'm glad I did. I love the mix of mythos/spy. At the end of the ebook, there is a synopsis of the first story in the next book; after a page of that, I just went ahead and bought The Shoggoth Conspiracy Omnibus. I'm enjoying that so much that I also bought The Faceless Watchers, a collection of his early Mythos Tales. This isn't actually a very good review of the book, but I just want to put my 2 cents in and ...more
Buzz H.
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: f-sf
I have thoroughly enjoyed Charles Stross's 'Laundry Files' stories about an intelligence agent looking into the Lovercraftian paranormal, and I hoped for a similar experience from Mr. Conyers' books. "The Impossible Object" is what one might call a good college try. It is also disappointing. The stories themselves have interesting premises, but the characters are one dimensional. The quality of the writing is pretty low. Misspellings and mistaken usage are common. The editing, if there was any, ...more
Franklin  Hummel
I like this so far, having finished the 1st story and started the 2nd one. I like it when an author finds a different way to approach the Mythos.

I read this author's Mythos novel "The Spiraling Worm" and enjoyed that also.

I would like to read the other books in his Harrison Peel series, but even as ebooks, they are too costly for me. :(
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a very enjoyable read, which was well written.

The storyline, don't worry- no spoilers, is cohesive and intelligent. Definitely more delta green than classic Lovecraft, and personally, that's a positive.

can't wait to start the weaponised puzzle, as I'd expect the characters to build in depth.
Robin Edman
I enjoyed this book. However, I must say that Mr. Conyers is way too good a storyteller to be doing without an editor. So many errors of style and usage, and even of punctuation, distract me from the pleasure of hearing a good yarn.
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quality pulp
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David conyers calls this a reboot since he updated the stories from previous editions. The changes and the new story are well worth it, even if you have read them before
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Major Harrison Peel of Australian Military Intelligence deals with Lovecraftian cosmic horrors in the first of a series of short books. Suitably creepy, mind bending and very fast paced.
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David Conyers is science fiction author and editor from Adelaide, South Australia. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne, and today works in marketing communications. David’s fiction has appeared in magazines such as Albedo One, Ticon4, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Book of Dark Wisdom, Lovecraft eZine and Jupiter, as well as more than twenty anthologies. His pre ...more