Not in the deep sea, but there is the Howard Fast short story "The
Wound" (I read it in the Brain Aldiss collection, "Evil Earths" where
an exceptionally deep land-based oil well starts an unstoppable flow
of blood, and the Earth starts to die.
Ocassionally you get stories set on oil rigs - the Doctor Who story
"The Sea Devils" springs to mind, but I can't think of any that relate
to oil spills at sea - seems a little prosaic for SF, somehow.
On 10 June 2010 00:43, Helge Moulding <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Taves, Brian P
>> Given all the news about the disastrous consequences of the BP platform in the Gulf,
>> and the prognosis for it to get much worse long before it gets better--I wonder if any
>> writers have used the idea of a ecologically destructive oil spill in stories? Or did
>> such an event seem too prosaic or unlikely? I'm thinking here of a spill resulting
>> from drilling directly into the sea, rather than from a tanker a la Exxon Valdez.
> There was a pretty bad sf movie I saw many years ago that involved
> drilling down and
> finding the devil or something like that. I think there were also
> aliens walking around
> who could turn you into zombies and who were trying to steal our
> oxygen (no, not
> Space Balls). But I may be conflating two or three movies here.
> Here's one from before the disaster:
> Helge Moulding
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