Monday, November 3, 2014

Top ten underground menaces

Paul Southern's latest YA horror novel is Killing Sound.

One of his ten top underground menaces, as shared at the Guardian:
The Morlocks in H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine

The Time Machine is one of the most influential sci-fi books ever written. It’s also home to one of its scariest underground villains. The Morlocks are ape-like troglodytes who terrorise the passive Eloi on the surface of the Earth. We find out they are the descendants of human beings who’d been driven underground to work for the Eloi, in a division of labour Marx couldn’t have foreseen. Now, they have the upper hand. When the Time Traveller’s Time Machine goes missing, he is forced to descend into the underworld to get his machine back. Rather him than me.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Time Machine is among Jane Rogers's top ten cozy catastrophes, Adam Roberts's five notable science fiction classics, David Lodge's top ten H.G. Wells books, and Linda Buckley-Archer's top ten time-travelling stories.

--Marshal Zeringue