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Getting to Know The Thing

Ever wonder what The Thing of John Carpenter’s The Thing fame was thinking? Well, I have, and so has Peter Watts, a biologist and scifi writer.

As I was IMing a friend discussing the motivations, methods, and general thought processes that drive the monster, he sent me a link to the EXCELLENT fictional short story by Peter Watts titled “The Things”.

So, if you are interested in seeing things from The Thing’s side (haha), have a read over at ClarkesWorld Magazine: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/. (2011 Hugo Award Nominee, 2010 BSFA Award Finalist, 2010 Shirley Jackson Award Winner, 2011 Finalist: the Locus Award for Best Short Story, 2011 Theodore Sturgeon Award Nominee)

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