Black Helicopters

Black Helicopters

Book - 2018
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A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan's Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original. Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency's world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
Edition: First edition, Expanded, revised edition.
ISBN: 9781250191137
1250191130
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 21 cm

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eljefe67
May 24, 2018

Much like Charles Stross' Laundry Files, Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland and Black Helicopters imagine a world where mysterious government agencies are tasked with dealing with Lovecraftian (literally) horrors. While Stross' Laundry Files read like a satire of intelligence agencies, Kiernan's novels are more atmospheric and noir-ish. Highly recommended for fans of the intersection of horror and the New Weird.

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