Friday, February 15, 2008

Richard Kadrey - Master of Burst Sci-Fi

Richard Kadrey is the master of what I call "Burst Sci-Fi" which is the art of writing short stories that fit onto a single page yet are more intriguing and beguiling than any novel-length story you've ever read.

Kadrey manages to pack more great ideas, with exquisite language, into a small space than anyone I've ever known.

Proof? Here it is:

MUDROSTI (the burning satellite re-entry)

And this:
DOG BOYS (the pre-"Desolation Jones" short):

And this:
SURFING THE KHUMBU (mega-cool sci/fi spy girl action):

Go. Read. Marvel.

Kadrey is a master.


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