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Science Fiction and Horror can overlap to create a scary story where the source of fear is another planet, alien race, interstellar travel, a plague or something else from the Sci Fi genre. This is a highly popular sub genre when it comes to pop culture, especially fodder for movies and video games. Think movies like "Aliens", "The Mist" and "The Thing" or video games like Deadspace.
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Blood Music

by Greg Bear

4 avg rating
Nebula
Hugo
BSFA
John W. Campbell
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The Skinner

by Neal Asher

Neal Asher, whom Tor introduced to the American audience with Gridlinked, takes us deeper into his unique universe with an even more remarkable second novel, The Skinner.

On the planet Spatterjay arrive three travelers: Janer, acting as the eyes of the hornet Hive mind, on a mission not yet revealed to him; Erlin, searching for Ambel -- the ancient sea captain who can teach her how to live; and Sable Keech, on a vendetta he cannot abandon, though he himself has been dead for 700 years. This remote world is mostly ocean, and it is a rare visitor who ventures beyond the safety of the island Dome. Outside it, only the native Hoopers dare risk the voracious appetites of the planet's wildlife. But somewhere out there is Spatterjay Hoop -- and Keech will not rest until he brings this legendary renegade to justice for hideous crimes committed centuries ago during the Prador Wars.

While Keech is discovering that Hoop is now a monster -- his body and head living apart from each other -- Janer is bewildered by a place where the native inhabitants just will not die and angry when he finally learns the Hive mind's intentions for him. Meanwhile, Erlin thinks she has plenty of time to find the answers she seeks, but could not be more wrong. For one of the most brutal of the alien Prador is about to pay the planet a surreptitious visit, intent on exterminating all remaining witnesses to his wartime atrocities. As the visitors' paths converge, major hell is about to erupt in a chaotic waterscape where minor hell is already a remorseless fact of everyday life . . . and death.
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Ship Of Fools

by Katherine Anne Porter

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests. This ship of fools is a crucible of intense experience, out of which everyone emerges forever changed. Rich in incident, passion, and treachery, the novel explores themes of nationalism, cultural and ethnic pride, and basic human frailty that are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published in 1962.
Philip K. Dick
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The Hunger

by Charles Beaumont

"A memorable first book of fiction, one which belongs on any shelf of the best contemporary weird tales." - August Derleth, Chicago Tribune

"[E]xtraordinary . . . gives Mr. Beaumont undeniable stature as an artist." - N. Y. Herald Tribune

"Charles Beaumont was a genius . . . and one hell of a storyteller." - Dean R. Koontz

"The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come." - Robert Bloch

When The Hunger and Other Stories (1957) appeared, it heralded the arrival of Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) as an important and highly original new voice in American fiction. Although he is best known today for his scripts for television and film, including several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, Beaumont is being rediscovered as a master of weird tales, and this, his first published collection, contains some of his best. Ranging in tone from the chilling Gothic horror of "Miss Gentilbelle," where an insane mother dresses her son up as a girl and slaughters his pets, to deliciously dark humor in tales like "Open House" and "The Infernal Bouillabaisse," where murderers' plans go disastrously awry, these seventeen stories demonstrate Beaumont's remarkable talent and versatility. This new edition of The Hunger and Other Stories, the first in more than fifty years, includes a new introduction by Dr. Bernice M. Murphy, who argues for reevaluation of Beaumont alongside the other greats of the genre, including Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson.
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The Sandman Hoffman

by E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Sandman (German: Der Sandmann, 1816) is a short story written in German by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It was the first in a book of stories titled Die Nachtstücke (The Night Pieces).

Source: Wikipedia
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The Drive-in 2

by Joe R. Lansdale

Full of savage humor, heart-stopping suspense, and a cast of characters so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, The Two Bear Mambo is classic country noir.In this rollicking, rollercoaster ride of a novel, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine take a break from their day jobs to search for Florida Grange, Leonard's drop-dead gorgeous lawyer and Hap's former lover, who has vanished in the Klan-infested East Texas town of Grovetown. Before she disappeared, Florida was digging up some dirt behind the mysterious jailhouse death of a legendary bluesman's son, who was in possession of some priceless merchandise. To Hap and Leonard, something don't smell right. With murder on their minds, Hap and Leonard set out to investigate as only they now how . . . chaotically.
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The Shrinking Man

by Richard Matheson

Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous--until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.
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Eon

by Greg Bear

3.4 avg rating
Arthur C. Clarke
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The House On The Borderland

by William Hope Hodgson

The1908 classic tale of cosmic terror. A reclusive man and his sister, isolated in an ancient country house in Ireland, confront malignant creatures from deep in the Earth. . . . "I leant forward, and peered over, and down into the Pit, just beneath where I stood; and saw no further than a hideous, white swine-face, that had risen to within a couple of yards of my feet. Below it, I could make out several others. As the Thing saw me, it gave a sudden, uncouth squeal, which was answered from all parts of the Pit. A gust of horror and fear took me, and I discharged my gun right into its face. My sister was coming towards me. "Run!" I shouted. "Run, for your life!" . . . "The book is more than a creepy story," says Max Gersh in his introduction. "Hodgson understood that true horror is a glimpse of the cosmic."
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