David Langford: Irrational Numbers, illustrated by Jason Eckhardt (ISBN 0-940884-63-1), Necronomicon Press Fiction, $5.95
Skeptical of science? Intimidated by technology? Handicapped by higher mathematics? Don’t look to David Langford for reassurance. In this trio of tales, the multiple Hugo Award-winning author explores worlds — from Lovecraft’s to his own — where the cold logic of physics, mathematics and computer programming cannot dispel the anxieties that give rise to supernatural horror fiction. Probing the uneasy interfaces we have forged between our sciences and our selves, Langford invites your fear as a rational response to his irrational numbers.