Thursday, December 09, 2004

I'm reading the revised edition of John Shirley's "In Darkness Waiting," due out in February. This is a good one. Shirley (the horror writer, as opposed to the cyberpunk writer -- not that the genres are by any means mutually exclusive, as Shirley's backlog confirms) has the ability to take ideas that seem plucked from a "B"-movie (in the case of "In Darkness Waiting," I'm thinking of the insect-creatures that incubate in human brains and erupt from their victims' eye-sockets) and make them genuinely scary in ways you never would have suspected.

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