I especially liked "The Thing" from the creatures perspective. My kind of Sci-Fi. Jun 21, Pablo Frank rated it it was amazing.
Read after watching Carpenter's "The Thing". This is so good, I'm considering it canon within the universe.
Feb 21, Pard rated it really liked it. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the film. Aug 11, Jochem rated it it was ok. The writing was solid and the idea was pretty interesting but in general this wasn't really my thing.
Oct 13, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: Does a good job of turning the perspective around. Jan 31, Zoe rated it it was amazing. I remember this being a really well-written riff on the story Who Goes There? Jun 26, Ikiriaera rated it it was amazing. What a fascinating take on the story. I spread across the cosmos, met countless worlds, took communion: I was a soldier, at war with entropy itself.
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I was the very hand by which Creation perfects itself. They wander through their lives separate and alone, unable even to communicate except through grunts and tokens: They've never known communion, can aspire to nothing but dissolution. The paradox of their biology is astonishing, yes; but the scale of their loneliness, the futility of these lives, overwhelms me.
Oct 22, Andy rated it really liked it Shelves: An interesting short story based on the film, 'The Thing' directed by John Carpenter, but from the point of view of the alien. A chilling alternative 'retelling', with the view of the shape-shifting alien, a very sentient being, trying comprehend the Things us humans and the world it crash landed in and disappointed with what it finds. If you're a fan of the original movie, which I'd recommend watching beforehand just so events are fresher in the mind, give this a read.
Aug 11, Mitch rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the aliens point of view from the movie Thing.
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It is a very very cool take on the aliens view of humanity and how it perceives life so very differently. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Tell a friend, share this on: He's written some books--forty at last count--including the Philip K. Twinmaker is the first in a new series that takes his love affair with the matter transmitter to a whole new level he just received a PhD on the subject so don't get him started.
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