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Theodore Sturgeon – Some Of Your Blood

Posted by demonik on December 17, 2009

Theodore Sturgeon – Some Of Your Blood (Sphere, 1967: Originally Ballantine, US, 1963)



Behaviour: Dangerous
Psychosis: Unclassified violent

The “hero” of this extraordinary novel is a monster, a fiend, a warped and twisted creature with an insane craving for human blood.
Yet the monster is also a human being – and it is Theodore Sturgeon’s peculiar talent that he makes us understand how his mind works, and why he is what he is ….

“Sturgeon makes completely credible a not unprecedented but still astonishing case of extreme criminal psychosis – one of the season’s most absorbing books” – New York Times.

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Ken Johnson – Blue Sunshine

Posted by demonik on August 10, 2009

Ken Johnson – Blue Sunshine (Sphere, 1977)

Based on an original screenplay by Jeff Lieberman.




It started off as a great party – just eight of them in a ski-lodge in upstate New York. But then the last guest, Frannie, arrived. There was something wrong with Frannie’s hair. And something very wrong with his eyes. And what he did with three of the girls was too hideous for description….
That was just the start. After that, things began to happen all over New York – ugly things: psychosis, insanity, murder – and no-one could find an explanation. The police were helpless- because they didn’t know that behind all the grisly happenings lay a single, uncontrollable horror. A horror called BLUE SUNSHINE…

Thanks to Franklin Marsh for providing details and blurb!

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