April 1st, 2011

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The new face of horror

I've been thinking for a while about the traditional horror creatures. Each one, as I see it, is a combination of several things that people are afraid of.

Vampire = blood + night + bats
Werewolf = wolf + night + moon
Zombie = death + disease
Frankenstein = death + electricity

Therefore, after weeks of research, I have determined that the next horrific creature -- the one that will be staring at you from all the paperback racks and movie posters in the coming decade -- is one based on two of the most common and paralyzing phobias of all:

THE PUBLIC-SPEAKING SPIDER!!!
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"Trust" now available at Daily Science Fiction

My story "Trust" (of which even the editor who bought it says "Warning: Disturbing") has been published as the story-of-the-day at Daily Science Fiction. It will remain on the front page until Monday, and will be available in the archive indefinitely at http://dailysciencefiction.com/story/david-d-levine/trust.

I hope you find it interesting and thought-provoking.

Also: Just got the galleys of my Locus interview, which should be published in the May issue. SQUEE!