Mystery on Main Street

Monstrous Affections (signed)

Edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Subtitled: An Anthology of Beastly Tales , it features 15 top voices in speculative fiction as they explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume. While this volume is targeted at young adults, these are stories that readers of all ages will find thrilling.

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.

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

 

This book is issued without a dust jacket; illustration printed directly onto cover. It is signed on the title page by Gavin J. Grant and on the Contents page by M.T. Anderson, Kelly Link and Kathleen Jennings.

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