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Thread: Weird SF
March 4th, 2015, 10:57 AM #1
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I'm looking for recommendations for unusual science fiction novels.
For example, Hothouse by Brian Aldiss, which includes, among its many bizarre sights, giant spider-like vegetables that have spun their webs between the earth and the moon.
Necessarily, scientific accuracy may have to take a back seat. The important thing is fantastic imagery.
Please of your suggestions.
March 4th, 2015, 11:47 AM #2
The first one that came to my mind is Meat, by Ian Watson. It's a weird novel, more fantasy than SF (but, as you say, to get really weird you often disregard science). I'll let the blurb speak for itself:
When Saul and Diane save a wild rabbit from a hungry weasel in a quiet country lane, they inadvertently unleash the vengeance of a bloodthirsty, carnivorous force. Soon their sanity and their lives are at risk - as are the young people of a cell of the Animal Liberation Front with whom they join forces to learn the terrible secrets of their rural village. A visit to a battery chicken shed turns into an animal Auschwitz, where Saul is held prisoner. And a raid on a butcher's shop brings to murderous life a full size model of the meatman which, armed with a butcher's cleaver, goes hunting for blood and MEAT!
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March 4th, 2015, 12:11 PM #3
A couple of Alan Dean Foster's original fiction (as opposed to media tie ins) come to mind.
Anthropomorphic rabbits and the book includes a flip corner animation.
A modern day human and a talking dog are kidnapped by Aliens to be sold as pets.
Check our ADF's backlist. he's got some far out stuff.
March 4th, 2015, 12:22 PM #4
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An Alien Heat by Michael Moorcock
Vurt by Jeff Noon
The Dying Earth series by Jack Vance