1st 2007 CRYPTOFICTION
While I have not read the book as of yet, it is inline on the bookshelf in its order, the recent novel Shadowkiller is most likely the first piece of published cryptofiction for 2007. It was released the 1st week of January.
'Shadowkiller' features a superprimate
"The Shadowkiller," by Matthew Scott Hansen
Simon & Schuster, New York; $25; ISBN 0-7432-9473-4
Matthew Scott Hansen lives in Southern California, but he grew up in Oregon and Washington.
He is a screenwriter, radio producer and actor, a photographer and the author of three biographies. "Shadowkiller" is his first novel.
Set in Snohomish County, Wash., the book is a blend of a police procedural and a horror story. Snohomish detective Mac Schneider is assigned the case of two lawyers who disappeared in the woods.
He considers the case below his training as a homicide detective in Los Angeles. But then other people go missing.
Former software designer Ty Greenwood is attracted to the case. He has lost everything in his life because of his aggressive pursuit to prove that Bigfoot exists.
He, too, comes to the woods near Snohomish.
And Greenwood is right. The disappearances are the work of a huge superprimate seeking revenge for the deaths of his tribe in a fire set by careless campers. But he soon develops another motivation ... a taste for human flesh.
Portions of the book are written from the point of view of the superprimate:
"Below, the small creature tripped and stumbled its way down the hill, adding distance between them. He watched it for a moment, its fear glowing like fire at night.
"He knew it was injured and in pain. He particularly enjoyed the increased chaos of their thoughts when they were scared and hurt."