Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Grossest SF/F scene?

Geoffrey and I were debating which scene in written SF/F is the most disturbing. So many contenders came to mind:

  • Consider Phlebas: the cannibal cult leader devours a living person using specialized metal dentures
  • Holdfast Chronicles: women reproducing with horses
  • Perdido Street Station: human copulation with scarab-headed women
  • All My Darling Daughters: sadistic schoolboys obsessed with screaming weasel sex toys
  • The Sparrow: rape of Jesuit by hyperintelligent carnivorous kangaroo aliens
I find the cannibals more sickening but the weasels (Geoffrey's pick) more disturbing. I'm sure that we're leaving some out. What's your nominee?
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