Friday, September 8, 2017

Shoggoths in Traffic , by Tobias S. Buckell

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(Lovecraftian Horror) The narrator and his friend are racing towards Florida running away from the drug dealer they repossessed it from. But something worse is waiting in front of them. (3,862 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Shoggoths in Traffic ," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 88, published on .

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Pro: If Random follows the GPS and goes off the blown-up bridge, their immediate problem is solved.

There is probably a reference to a specific Lovecraft story here, but for the life of me, I can't figure out which one.

Con: Long term, the situation sounds hopeless. If forces of evil can control GPS signals, then they can get cars to do what they want anywhere in the world.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Interesting idea. Bit of a tease of a story though. Maybe it'll turn up in something longer from the author at some point.