The Spinner Author:Doris Piserchia On a near-future Earth, an illegal transdimensional drilling machine called the Rumson Bore is prospecting energy sources when it accidentally digs up an alien creature, Mordak. Angry at being awakened from hibernation, it crosses over to Earth to exact revenge on its tormenters, then becomes trapped there. The world it emerges into is so troubl... more »ed that its presence is initially barely noticed. People are too busy with their own problems. But as Mordak begins to spin webs, the city, the country & eventually the world begin noticing.
As no one can agree on what to do or who should do it, the city is left to its own resources. The city's only hope is a group of people living in hidden caves, people discarded by society, misfits, the discarded sick & elderly, the disabled, the mentally ill, human predators, cannibals, mutants, cowards & traitors. They rescue some of the helpless & exact poetic justice on a human predator. They fight Mordak, who doesn't expect his prey to be smarter than he is.
Parts of the story are told from the point of view of Mordak, who aside from his anger isn't totally a monster, & has other concerns such as being the father of a new Spinner generation.« less