Oct
13
2013

“Equoid.” (I said that unicorns were bad! I totally SAID.)

New Laundry novella from Charles Stross:

And of interest is this passage from the blurb:

…as it turns out, unicorns are real. They’re also ravenous killers from beyond spacetime…

I KNEW IT. Hell, I’ve been saying precisely that about unicorns for almost two decades now. And yes, I can prove that.

Moe Lane

PS: I only wish Charles Stross had borrowed off of me. Nah, I figure that he riffed off an idea of Terry Pratchett’s, which is pretty much what I did.

2 Comments

  • Luke says:

    Heck, I remember pulp fiction from the 70s treating unicorn imagery as having a very dark side.
    “Purity”, “strength”, “proof against poison”, and “having a thing for virgins” don’t exactly have innocent connotations when applied as a metaphor for the drug trade and associated illicit activities.

  • zamoose says:

    Cabin. In. The. Woods.
    .
    ‘Nuff said.

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