Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures

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* / Gahan Wilson -- The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees / E. Lily Yu -- The Griffin and the Minor Canon / Frank R. Stockton -- Ozioma the Wicked / Nnedi Okorafor -- Sunbird / Neil Gaiman -- The Sage of Theare / Diana Wynne Jones -- Gabriel-Ernest / Saki -- The Cockatoucan; or, Great-Aunt Willoughby / E. Nesbit -- Moveable Beast / Maria Dahvana Headley -- The Flight of the Horse / Larry Niven -- Prismatica / Samuel R. Delany -- The Manticore, the Mermaid, and Me / Megan Kurashige -- The Compleat Werewolf / Anthony Boucher -- The Smile on the Face / Nalo Hopkinson -- Or All the Seas With Oysters / Avram Davidson -- Come Lady Death / Peter S. Beagle.
Published: New York : Harper, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062236296
Branch Call Number: YA UNN
Characteristics: 462 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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Dec 26, 2017

This was a nice selection from a variety of writers, sometimes fairy tale in their tone. There were several writers who I had not heard of and am interested to read more. Neil Gaiman wrote "James Thurber, who wrote The Thirteen Clocks, which may be the best book in the world" had me hooked. The Thirteen Clocks was a book which occupied a large and meaningful space in my childhood.

Jul 26, 2017

Overall, this was a decent collection. I haven’t read very many short-story anthologies, but my husband tells me they are pretty hit or miss. This one had several stories I enjoyed a lot and others not so much, but it was a success overall. I hope you give it a try and read a few or even all of the stories contained within.

For detailed reviews of each story please check out my review on navigatingneverland.org

Jul 31, 2016

A lot of great stories by great authors. My favourite is the Griffin and the Minor Canon

Apr 13, 2015

Great stories by great authors. creative and fun. By far the best was The Griffin and the Minor Canon, especially as great griffin stories are hard to come by.

Feb 10, 2015

A terrific collection of stories, by authors I loved and some I had never heard of. Well worth picking up.

Feb 03, 2014

Each story in this incredible short story collection was obviously very lovingly and painstakingly been chosen by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman with marvelous introductions to each.

There was not one story in this collection I did not enjoy, however my highest recommendations would go to: " The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (also working on the video game, Destiny, by Bungie), “Moveable Beast” by Maria Dahvana Headley, and “The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank R. Stockton.


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