Don't panic, it's not the latest addition in a long line of ridiculous shark-based features that SyFy churn out more rapidly than Taylor Swift gets through boyfriends. 'Sharcano' is the new novel by author Jose Prendes which features a trio of violently erupting volcanoes that just happen to spurt out a number of magma made sharks. It's up to reporter Mick Cathcart, marine biologist Agnes Brach, and billionaire industrialist Doctor Hu to uncover a way in which to stop the "fire-breathing maneaters from hell!" The book is released on 27 January 2014, courtesy of publisher Curiosity Quills, and will be available from all good stockists. Check out what Prendes had to say on the project below as well as the artwork.
"The idea was to write a big, epic Syfy channel-style story, but not worry about budget and silly script notes and pull out all the stops," says Prendes. "Imagine the best possible version of a sharks-run-amok story and that is what I tried to deliver. While the concept is admittedly cheesy, I made sure the consequences were real and the characters felt like human beings and not cookie cutter cliches. I wanted to write THE STAND meets JAWS, and damn did I have a hell of a lot of fun a long the way!"