Author: Dan Simmons
Very interesting book by Mr Simmons. In it he combines his normally great horror work with SF. One of the better crossover books around, IMHO. As for monsters the Shrike has to be one of the most terriable ones ever to hit print. Don't ignore the interesting world he's created here either, one which you can instantly move from world to world through some kind of "ports". Also some of the social impact of this. I guess I'm trying to say this is a very well rounded book. I'd try it if I were you.