Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ten SFF stories lousy with giant spiders

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well.

At the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Somers tagged ten top SFF stories lousy with giant spiders, including:
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

While Mr. Nancy appears to be an older black man with just the hint of a West Indian accent, he’s actually Anansi, the Trickster God, who can take the form of a spider and summon the assistance of arachnids around the world. He’s also, yes, one of the old gods, so no, not actually a spider per se, but witnessing the cantankerous and sarcastic black gentleman you just met suddenly sprout six extra legs or call on hordes of spiders to do his bidding is the sort of thing that will stick with you.
Read about the other entries on the list.

American Gods is among Josh Ritter's six favorite books that invoke the supernatural and John T. Ottinger's top 12 science fiction and fantasy novels and stories that are uniquely American.

--Marshal Zeringue