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The Red Men by Matthew De Abaitua
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Mar 23, 08

bookshelves: horror
Recommended for: Anyone

A superior gnostic sci-fi horror which weaves the anomie of modern corporate man and a satire on the world of business gurudom with chaos magick and a dark seam of esoteric horror.

There are shades of J. G Ballard here and, if you can get past the knowing comic writing that is now de rigueur in any post-modern science fiction that deals with inner rather than outer space, there is something important being said about the way our minds and perceptions are being changed by the new technologies.

Like many other writers in this genre of sci-fi/horror, he delights in telling a story that unfolds in real streets you can walk down today- and so it owes something to that psychogeographic genre created by Sinclair and Ackroyd. Recommended and worth stopping occasionally as you read it to think about where our culture is heading ...
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