Sunday, May 12, 2013

“In true Gaiman fashion, these stories are macabre, subversive, and just a little bit sinister. His fans will eat this up—ravenously.” — Booklist

Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.

A griffin, a werewolf, a sunbird . . .

These are just some of the fantastical creatures you'll encounter within these pages. From the cockatoucan, whose laugh rearranges an entire kingdom, to the roving shapeless Beast that lurks in a forest, herein is a collection of rare and magnificent species. Each one will thrill, delight, and quite possibly unnerve you.

Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

The lineup of stories:
 [inksplot] by Gahan Wilson
“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu
“The Griffin and the Minor Canon” by Frank R. Stockton
“Ozioma the Wicked” by Nnedi Okorafor
“Sunbird” by Neil Gaiman
“The Sage of Theare” by Diana Wynne Jones
“Gabriel-Ernest” by Saki
“The Cockatoucan; or, Great-Aunt Willoughby” by E. Nesbit
“Moveable Beast” by Maria Dahvana Headley
“The Flight of the Horse” by Larry Niven
“Prismatica” by Samuel R. Delany
“The Manticore, the Mermaid, and Me by Megan” Kurashige
“The Compleat Werewolf” by Anthony Boucher
“The Smile on the Face” by Nalo Hopkinson
“Or All the Seas with Oysters” by Avram Davidson
“Come Lady Death” by Peter S. Beagle

Browse through the book HERE.

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