ALGOL APOCALYPSE. DAWN OF THE DEMON STAR. An unprecedented cosmic event -- the Algol Parallax -- wreaks havoc throughout the galaxy and spells disaster for planet Earth. Civilisation collapses. Humanity faces the abyss of imminent extinction. On the eve of annihilation Dr Thomas Lewis, director of Wyvern Abbey asylum, confronts the institution's most notorious inmate, Andromeda Polidori, leader of a doomsday cult whose esoteric doctrine may hold the key to salvation. His investigations propel Lewis on a hazardous journey deep into the savage heart of darkness -- the emerald inferno -- that has transformed the world beyond recognition ... a fantastic odyssey that culminates with the revelation of his own magickal destiny and the fate of all life. ALGOL ASYLUM combines the vivid stylistic tropes of Gothic science fiction, Surrealism and Romanticism with the arcane symbolism of the occult, alchemy and Gnostic philosophy to create an apocalyptic epic of baleful power and psychedelic intensity, invoking the radical experiments of such iconic visionaries as Aleister Crowley, HP Lovecraft, William Burroughs, JG Ballard and Philip K Dick.