January 08, 2010

"The Things" by Peter Watts

New SF from Peter Watts: "The Things". It's John Carpenter's The Thing reimagined from the monster's point of view, à la John Gardner's Grendel.

It's better than Grendel, better than the classic John W. Campbell novella Carpenter based the movie on, better than the movie. 7,000 words of pure balls-out hard-edge Weird. It will leave marks on your brain. It's among the very best SF I've ever read. Go read it.

That is, if you "get" SF. Some don't.




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