His work anticipated the real-world blurring of the organic and the mechanical, the real and the virtual, that powered so much science fiction and so much horror over the last thirty years. The fact that horror and science fiction have become increasingly indistinguishable is partly due to Giger’s imagery, and designs that borrowed or outright stole from him.
Of course, the terrific Matt Zoller Seitz delivers a terrific retrospective on H.R. Giger’s work and the influence it chest-bursted upon the science fiction world. Great read.