Would you sign up for a clinical trial?
With one novel on a publisher's desk and a new one in development, I'm now burying myself in research. Namely: clinical trials.
Yeah, I'm unintentionally keeping things topical.
After the success of Monster Double Feature I'm revisiting a concept featured in one of the stories. Several reviewers mentioned how they'd love to read more of the fictional company CellCore from the cyber-horror tale "Reanimation Channel." As a result I've found my next book expanding their unethical pursuits...
So the novel I'm now attacking is a modern day tale blending medieval apparatus and cybertech, featuring a plot thread that leans a little on clinical trials.
My questions for you:
- What would compel you to join a clinical trial?
- What side effects would you fear the most?
- Have you, or anyone you know, ever signed up for one?
As promised with Parasite Crop, I'll give you a shout in the acknowledgements if any of your answers make it into the manuscript.
What the reviewers say about "Reanimation Channel"
"... is a gloriously over the top creature feature, mixing body horror, eco-horror (fight me it's there I see it), with dark, dark humour this is an expansive short story that will raise as many smiles as gasps of horror. I loved how this went from being a tight domestic horror to something much more. Cassell's ability to keep the escalation of events logical and believable, well as plausible as they can be in a story of this nature, shows an author with an assured and gifted sense of storytelling.While the story itself is entirely self-contained, I'd love to read more about the dark web villains and their reanimation company."
One final review
It’s this simple task of collecting a parcel from a neighbour, which causes events to spiral out of control. The discovery of a dead body and a mysterious online game leads to an amalgam of flesh and blood that makes the end of Akira look like a lump of clay with some Lego jammed in its surface."