Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Five of the creepiest monsters in fantasy fiction

Aliette de Bodard has won two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, and a BSFA Award, and has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Tiptree Awards. Her new novel is The House of Shattered Wings. For she tagged her five creepiest monsters in fantasy, including:
Plague Demonspawns—Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear

There’s something I find really creepy about body horror: incubating something that will destroy you within your own body. Bear’s plague demons fit the bill, and more: they grow within a person’s lungs, slowly choking them to death; and then tear themselves messily free at the death of the host. Eeep.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue