Mirror of the Nameless - Luke Walker Shakespeare once complained: “As flies to wanton boys are we to the Gods. They kill us for their sport.”

Certainly true in this most gigantic of monster romps---where the monsters are world destroying gods, each devastating and horrific in their own way. Usually in this sort of story mankind bonds together to fight the common threat and often emerges victorious a la Well’s War of the Worlds. However this modern and more cynical version shows mankind’s nature in siding with the strong against the weak, perhaps reflecting our current divisive political/social environment, or not. Good horror and sci-fi novels and movies often provide social and political commentary commentary. Whether the subtext is there or not, I found this novella on its surface to be a compelling horror apocalyptic tale with a chilling ending that I did not expect. And it is perhaps more.