Creepy stories I half remember?
October 7, 2011 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Short story collection(s) identification; space succubi, store brand cheetos, and grape soda.

I'm trying to identify two short stories that may or may not have been in the same collection.

Story One: Set on a remote space outpost, the viewpoint character is a cyborg that can turn off the living parts of himself. A succubus shows up and seduces him, nearly killing him before he discovers that she can't see him if he puts the living bits into their suspended animation state. There's a poignant bit at the end where he watches her wander the seemingly empty living quarters, while he watches, somewhat guilty about her grief and confusion, but mollified by the realization that she would have killed him eventually.

Story Two: The viewpoint character has a neighbor that only eats store brand puffed cheese snacks and grape soda. Creepy stuff happens. He wakes up trapped in the neighbor's body, unable to do anything but seek out the same snack sustenance.
posted by nomisxid to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
Best answer: Story Two is "The Pear-Shaped Man" by George R. R. Martin.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:03 AM on October 7, 2011

Best answer: And Story One is "The Man Who Loved the Faioli" by Roger Zelazny.
posted by russilwvong at 10:33 PM on October 8, 2011

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