'The Things' by Peter Watts

This is great- Carpenter's 'The Thing' from the perspective of the Thing:
I am being Blair. I escape out the back as the world comes in through the front. I am being Copper. I am rising from the dead. I am being Childs. I am guarding the main entrance. The names dont matter. They are placeholders, nothing more; all biomass is interchangeable. What matters is that these are all that is left of me. The world has burned everything else. I see myself through the window, loping through the storm, wearing Blair.  MacReady has told me to burn Blair if he comes back alone, but MacReady still thinks I am one of him. I am not: I am being Blair, and I am at the door. I am being Childs, and I let myself in. I take brief communion, tendrils writhing forth from my faces, intertwining: I am BlairChilds, exchanging news of the world.
Clarkesworld Magazine - Online Science Fiction and Fantasy : The Things by Peter Watts. (What do you guys think about the recent news that a prequel is in the works? I will admit that my reaction was a stream of angry expletives, but I was shortly after distracted by the fact that a Dune movie is being made by the guy who made District 13. Maybe they'll get rid of all that pesky orating and political subtext and just have a bunch of people ninja flipping off sandworms and porn stars feeding people their underwear.) -Wiley