The room was a featureless eight-by-eight, the monotony relieved by a single chair and the door pad softly glowing in the recessed overhead lights.
I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.
Today I read another Clarks World story, both because they are always beautiful and thought-provoking and because the writer was far from an US resident. This is of course only why I picked up the story, it is far from why I found it an interesting story. For the first time in days I will also fully awake while reading the day’s story, which was really nice.
Author: Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire)
Published: October 29th 2013 by Orbit
Pages: 512 pages
Status: First reading, November 05 to 09, 2013
Genre: Science fiction, near future, medical thriller
I don’t know about you guys, but I find parasites truly disgusting and quite disturbing. Not snakes, not spiders, not insects but parasites – if you want to really creep me out tell me about parasites. About six months ago Caustic Soda did a podcast on parasites and they reminded me all over why I think they are the most disturbing creatures on the planet. And me because I am the odd type of person who actually like to hear/read about things I find confronting I was quite looking forward to reading Parasite.
The book is about an A.I. hiding in a human body. She used to be a spaceship, but is no longer that. She tries to navigate a human world. It is an epic science fiction story of the same kind of cloth that Dune was cut from.