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Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, horror, alien-invasion, lovecraft

I think Caitlin R. Kiernan is one of the most overlooked, underrated writers of our time. She's won World Fantasy Awards and her work regularly appears in year-end "Best Of" editions, but she's never had the commercial breakthrough that many lesser writers have garnered. It would be a great thing if Agents of Dreamland changed that.

Let's see, where shall I start with this novella? Its layered, dense, fantastic writing? Its non-linear time structure (albeit clearly indicated by the chapter headings)? Its creepy, paranoid atmosphere, an artful, unexpected blend of the Lovecraft oeuvre and The X-Files? Its horrific story of a fungal alien invasion fit to give anyone nightmares? Its complex characterizations, as effortlessly written as I've ever seen?

I've read quite a few novellas so far this year. This one is a standout. Please, buy this and give Caitlin R. Kiernan the fame she deserves.
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Reading Progress

January 4, 2017 – Shelved
January 4, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
August 24, 2017 – Finished Reading
August 26, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
August 26, 2017 – Shelved as: horror
August 26, 2017 – Shelved as: alien-invasion
August 26, 2017 – Shelved as: lovecraft

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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy Conlon It's an excellent intro to her work, I think.

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