Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

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Overview

Predatory kraken that sing with—and for—their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as to repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side-by-side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling, to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Here you'll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a landform that claims lives, and an architect of hell on earth. Through these, and a few monsters that defy categorization, some of today's top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.

As in their acclaimed and award-winning anthology Steampunk!, Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have brought together fifteen of the premier voices in speculative fiction to explore the intersection of fear and love—where the monsters within meet, and sometimes blur into, the monsters without—in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.

With stories by:
M. T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nathan Ballingrud, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Nalo Hopkinson, Dylan Horrocks, Nik Houser, Kathleen Jennings, Alice Sola Kim, Joshua Lewis, Kelly Link, Patrick Ness, and G. Carl Purcell

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491502549
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant edited the acclaimed anthology Steampunk! They also started a zine, founded an independent publishing house, own two letterpresses, and edited the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror for five years. Kelly Link is the author of three acclaimed short story collections, and her award-winning stories have appeared in many anthologies. Gavin J. Grant has published numerous articles and short stories. They live in Northampton, Massachusetts, with their daughter, Ursula.

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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The authors add new twists to previously established creatures and create new and interesting stories. Some stories are original concepts with truly interesting outcomes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just when I think I've surely read the best story, I find myself in the middle of the next one, falling in love all over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be totally honest: I bought this book solely because of the Sarah Rees Brennan story in it, which is a companion story to an online serial she's been releasing every few months for the past two years. (The serial is called The Turn of the Story.) her shorty story, called "Wings in the Morning" was so wonderful that even if every other story in this anthology was terrible, I'd give this book five stars. Sarah Rees Brennan is a treasure and her snark is always a great way to have a laugh. 
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