Cadigan, known for being a proper Cyberpunk OG, is still writing and rousing rabble, and doing a damn fine job of it. With Chalk, a chapbook, she shows a deft hand with horror as well. This isn’t horror in the “One, two, Freddie’s coming for you” mould, but layers of the supernatural which draw the reader in, creeping through the underbrush to create fear and dread in yourself. Two young girls, best friends, in a small town in the 1960s look for places to hide in plain sight. Don’t be surprised if you see this on loads of awards lists.
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