Friday, November 3, 2017

Seven horror stories in which women are more than victims

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Elsa Sjunneson-Henry tagged seven stories in which women fight, win, and survive in horror, including:
Bird Box, by Josh Malerman

When the world isn’t safe even with your eyes open, when you’re pregnant and living with strangers, when you need to get your children to safety—you need strength. You need to be full of mettle. And that’s exactly what our heroine Malorie is made of, fighting to keep those she loves safe in a world in which an unseen horror has driven most everyone mad. A bonus for readers who follow me for my writing on disability, or who appreciate well-handled disability issues in fiction—this is the only horror novel I’ve encountered by a sighted person that deals with blindness in a way that does not make me furious. Malerman manages to make the experience of being blindfolded a “tourist experience” rather than that of an expert. You’ll see what I mean.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue