From the creator of the Krakenstein Trilogy comes a tale of mounting terror fueled by scientific curiosity, government secrecy and U-238: When a geology student stumbles upon a bizarre little cube that absorbs incoming energy and defies dissection and analysis, it's passed up through the university to government scientists who can't get any further with figuring it out either. Incapable of solving its mysteries, they decide to expose it to a nuclear fission reaction...which is exactly what it's been waiting for. Absorbing the energy of that reactor, the thing manifests its terrifying final form--that of a bacteriophage-like titan that immediately goes on a rampage, draining the power from one nuclear reactor after another. Can anything stop it? Maybe. But at what cost?