The German by Lee Thomas recently won the Lamba Award for best SF/Fantasy/Horror novel. I’ve bought it for my Kindle, but haven’t started reading it yet. It’ll be interesting as it’s more horror than I usually go for.
Date unknown: Translated from the German
I remember a hole, deep and dark, with water pooling at the bottom like blood in an open wound. I rub my chest and scabs flake away like bits of autumn leaf, tubling down to float on the dark water. My thoughts twist tight, wrung like damp linen, each cease made permanent by the wrapping tension.