Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Agents of Dreamland
author: Caitlín R. Kiernan
average rating: 3.89
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/03/27
date added: 2017/03/27
'Agents of Dreamland' by Caitlin R. Kiernan is only 125 pages, but it manages to pack a lot of weird in those pages. I mean that in the best way possible.
The book starts with a strange government agent getting off a train in Winslow, Arizona. He is there to get information about something that happened the previous week. The story shifts between him, and a cult leader who leads a group called the Children of the Next Level, and a woman who kind of lives outside of time. There are strange fungi and possible alien life and that's all I'm going to say.
I like to call this part of the New Lovecraft movement, which is a term I completely made up just now. It seems in SF there are a few stories delving with ideas that H.P. Lovecraft touched on. This story owes a bit to a short story called "The Whisperer In Darkness" and the time setting of this novella coincides with when NASA's New Horizons probe was getting close to Pluto. I was also reminded a bit of the X-Files, but that could just be because of government agents and such.
It's concisely written, and strikes the perfect mood for a late night read.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Macmillan-Tor/Forge and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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