In case you missed the announcement: My guest this Sunday is author Kathe Koja. If you want to read one of her books before then, The Cipher (one of my favorites) is available on Kindle, and so is Skin.
In my opinion, Kathe Koja’s books exemplify Weird Fiction.
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The Cipher: Kathe Koja’s classic, award-winning horror novel is finally available as an ebook. Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, discover a strange hole in the storage room floor down the hall – “Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.” It begins with curiosity, a joke – the Funhole down the hall. But then the experiments begin. “Wouldn’t it be wild to go down there?” says Nakota. Nicholas says “We’re not.” But they’re not in control, not from the first moment, as those experiments lead to obsession, violence, and a very final transformation for everyone who gets too close to the Funhole. THE CIPHER was the winner of the 1991 Bram Stoker Award, and was recently named one of io9.com’s Top 10 Debut Science Fiction Novels That Took the World By Storm. Long out-of-print and much sought-after, it is finally available as an ebook, with a new foreword by the author.
Skin: Tess welds metal. Bibi molds flesh. Together, they make art that moves,dances, burns, and bleeds, and the Surgeons of the Demolition become the hottest ticket in town. But Bibi wants more, always more, no matter who gets hurt. And Tess needs to burn, no matter what. Thirty years ago, SKIN changed the landscape of dark fiction forever. And now the girls are back in town.