Wow. Tell me this doesn't sound like the opening of the coolest technothriller ever written, or that it doesn't have the makings of an outstanding Cthulhu Mythos story. I can see a novel that mixes James Rollins's Subterranean with Lovecraft's "Dagon," add a little Clive Cussler, and...
Derek Austin Johnson has lived most of his life in the Lone Star State. A member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop, his work has appeared in Skull Fragments: A Skelos Sampler, Rick Klaw's Rayguns Over Texas!, Nova Express, Moving Pictures, Her Majesty's Secret Servant, and Revolution SF. His film column "Watching the Future" appeared each month at Hugo Award-winning SF Signal.
He lives in Central Texas.