Thursday, July 24, 2008
A smattering of tales which run the gamut of imaginative fiction from sci-fi to fantasy to horror, often blending elements of each into the others and unafraid of a dash of noir detective story. My faves here? "The Golden Helix," where a crew of people moving from Earth to a planet colonized by humans is hijacked by angels in order to begin a new Genesis; "The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff" in which an alien expeditionary force is prepared to annhilate humans unless they prove themselves morally worthy; "It" about a moss monster formed around the skeleton of a missing grandfather; and the Borgesian fable "Bianca's Hands." Do yourself a favor and check out Kilgore Trout's stuff--I plan to read more novels now, above and beyond Godbody, which I loved.