Monstrous Affections

Monstrous Affections

An Anthology of Beastly Tales

eBook - 2014
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Fifteen top voices in speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume. 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 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.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780763670856
0763670855
Branch Call Number: EBOOK YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Grant, Gavin J.
Link, Kelly

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dprodrig
May 20, 2017

I was bored by over half the stories in this book. I think anthologies are still worth a try, because if you find one new gem by an author you've never heard before, it's worth it.

AliReads Mar 19, 2015

Pretty much every single story was excellent! Such a rarity in short stories collections. We've even got a NZ story about a taniwha in there!

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