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Lovecraft does not work in the realm of pure fantasy. He works in the cracks between what we know and what we do not know.
Some houses are born bad.
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Anderson’s 2002 YA Sci-Fi novel is a powerful teen romance. And a powerful satire. And tragic parable of technology.
Georges Simenon was a writer of existential pulp fiction—and this must surely rank among his best novels.
Octavia Butler’s 1993 novel of societal breakdown is looking more prescient with each passing year.
Vonnegut’s 1963 novel surveys religion and science—and declares a pox on both houses.