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Insecticide: A Story of the Near Future Steven Saylor

Insecticide: A Story of the Near Future

Steven Saylor

Published October 16th 2013
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Kindle Edition
22 pages
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John Moreland has a problem: cockroaches. Hundreds of them, thousands of them, everywhere in his apartment. But all problems have a solution—or so we would like to think. When an exterminator pays a call, Moreland believes that his problem is over.MoreJohn Moreland has a problem: cockroaches. Hundreds of them, thousands of them, everywhere in his apartment. But all problems have a solution—or so we would like to think. When an exterminator pays a call, Moreland believes that his problem is over. But John Moreland’s problems are just beginning…Set in a not-too-distant future which seems uncannily, eerily, uncomfortably like today, “Insecticide” marks a rare venture into science fiction by an author better known for exploring the distant past—“a modern master of historical fiction,” as USA Today calls Steven Saylor. But Saylor is also a master of the mystery genre, and his skill for creating slowly mounting suspense is on full display in this precocious, prophetic short story from early in his career.First published decades ago, “Insecticide” now seems more timely, and more chilling, than ever.