“Control” contains thirteen short, eerie tales of the darker side of humanity from an author Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls “an amazing writer.” Though her settings are often familiar, Geddes looks at the world through her own warped lens. Be it a fortune cookie or a staple remover, witches or wolves, everything becomes a little more sinister through her eyes.
Used people blow into Vegas to get caught amid the casinos like trash on a fence. Used old men who clean up graveyards at night with a bottle always in reach, used little girls who lose their clothes in dim yellow spotlights, used Elvises with more stories in their pasts than in their futures. The mysteries that bring them together are simple and mundane — and worth a fortune.