In recent years, giant monsters of the kaiju kind have been experiencing a resurgence. Treatments have ranged from the metaphorical (Cloverfield) to the serious (the 2014 iteration of Godzilla) to the silly (Pacific Rim), while King Kong himself will soon be returning to cinemas yet again, this time in Kong: Skull Island. Due to this upswing in popularity, you might think that writers of genre fiction would embrace this resurgence in literary forms. Well, you’re only half-right, as this rerelease of an old piece of science-fiction criticism shows: Where’s the Literary Love for Our Kaiju Friends?kong

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