Drama set in the Welsh valley town of Bryncoed, revolving around the
lives of the Lewis family.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Belonging - The Belonging Kind - Netflix
“The Belonging Kind” is a science fiction short story; a collaboration
between noted cyberpunk authors William Gibson and John Shirley. It was
first published in the horror anthology Shadows 4 edited by Charles L.
Grant in 1981, later to be included along with several other stories in
Gibson's collection Burning Chrome. It is a departure from the Sprawl
universe in which several of Gibson's novels and stories are set, taking
place in a setting much more like contemporary American life.
Belonging - Plot summary - Netflix
The main character is Coretti, a dull, scholarly man who studies and
teaches linguistics and social interaction theory. He sometimes visits
bars to help dull the tedium, only choosing bars which have a low chance
of putting him in social interaction. Coretti meets a woman in a bar who
seems to fit perfectly there. He follows her to various other bars and
clubs, watching as she constantly drinks and talks with a companion of
hers, her appearance and clothing shifting to let her fit in wherever
she goes. His performance at work suffers and his appetite decreases as
he devotes all his time and resources to tracking the duo. Coretti spots
the man secreting money from some kind of pocket, and realizes that he
has discovered a new kind of creature, one that has adapted to modern
society more completely than any cockroach, fueled by the alcohol of a
hundred bars. The story closes with Coretti's realization that he is,
and finally his transformation into, one of the belonging kind.
Belonging - References - Netflix