Category: Bug Eyed Monsters

Sunday Evening Etymology

Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier

The term used to be “unhuman.” Now, it’s “inhuman.” I’m not sure exactly when it changed, certainly by the 1970’s. The etymology leads me to believe that in earlier decades some writers followed the trail from the old French word “humain” and so unhuman is correct. At a later time we accepted that human is […]

Book Review: The Mind Thing by Fredric Brown

The Mind Thing cover

The Mind Thing by Fredric Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars The book blurb says, “He was incapable of love or mercy…or hate. And he certainly never felt the lack. He was almost pure thought.” And it was not even a he but an it, an extraterrestrial body snatcher. Frederic Brown is a meticulous […]

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