A mutant, alien Orpheus sets out to reclaim his dead Eurydice, with the aid of a musical machete, Jean Harlow, and a Christ-allegory. No, really, this is serious SF.
Super-cultured human gentlemen face extermination at the hands of their insectoid servitor race, who are in full rebellion, sacking each human castle in turn. A fine tale.
Continuing on with our Octoberly theme of dark, weird, and horror fiction, George R.R. Martin’s collection of early short stories. These are strange and eldritch stories, of dying worlds and human ascension, of horrific alien pets and heretical religions.