Slowly but surely, I drew my plans against complacency. I’ve had a discussion with the One Giant Read science fiction project, on the subject of horror and science fiction. Purely my own take (and assuredly limited), but it got me thinking about what I find stimulating about the combo.
I think they caught me at a dark time too . . .
“To me, space is perhaps the truest horror in our secular world. It’s freezing, constructed out of gases we can’t breathe, and filled with terrifying debris that hurtles at great speeds and assures annihilating impacts. It’s also seemingly endless and gradually fading towards entropy – an environment that is pitched against our continuing existence and a testament to our utter irrelevance. Even the beautiful stars we can see are already dead. And it possesses a size that we can’t really comprehend. Our intelligence is too small for the task. Even if an equation or laboratory model explains it all, I still look at the sky and shudder at its cold beauty.”