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  • LB: Probably a novella called "Hallucigenia" that first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

    INTERVIEW: Laird Barron

  • Nice company I'm in: "Hallucigenia" by Laird Barron

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  • And raggedy_grrrl shares her thoughts regarding my novella "Hallucigenia" at her journal.


  • PW made special mention of my novella "Hallucigenia" and that was a pleasant surprise.

    Bowled Over

  • "Hallucigenia" made the ballot in long fiction, and I'm honored.

    International Horror Guild Awards

  • LB: Probably a novella called "Hallucigenia" that first appeared in

    SF Signal

  • "Hallucigenia" hits a good cross section of themes and set pieces central to my work -- hard bitten protagonists, dark cults, insanity, gratuitous rumpy pumpy, esoteric lore, super science, monsters, and cosmic horror all tangled up in pulp-noir webbing.

    SF Signal

  • There's nothing to match the novella Hallucigenia, but there's nothing as weak as The Royal Zoo is Closed, either.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Occultation - Laird Barron

  • A popular favorite is Hallucigenia, which has seven (7!) pairs of spikes and an indeterminate number of possibly unpaired wiggly legs.

    I miss Sarah Palin

  • Also present are Sanctacaris and Hallucigenia, and I'll let everyone guess what everything else is :

    Life's Time Capsule: The Anomalocaridid Gallery


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  • Genus name of a strange worm-like Middle Cambrian fossil described by Simon Conway Morris from Walcott's Quarry in the Burgess Shale formation in Canada. The animal apparently moved along the seafloor upon seven paired appendages protected by seven pairs of dorsal spines.

    June 27, 2010