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The Ultimate Werewolf (Ultimate Monster)

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Original anthology of 20 werewolf stories, two (the Ellison and the Niven) reprints, with an introduction by Harlan Ellison and a filmography by Leonard Wolf. This is being published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1941 Universal film.

Crying "Wolf!" · Harlan Ellison
Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38 54' N, Longitude 77 00' 13" W · Harlan Ellis
Paperback, 357 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Dell (first published 1991)
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Over all, I found this anthology to be a hit and miss collection of stories. I did enjoy the many different points of views on lycanthropes, but I often had to force myself through stories. I enjoyed stories such as "Moonlight on the Gazebo" and "Pure Silver". However, stories like "Wolf, Iron, and Moth" and "There's a Wolf in My Time Machine" just left me bored, not to mention the not so infrequent spelling errors ("she shook her heard", for instance). I understand everyone makes mistakes, but ...more
Well-crafted stories exploring the werewolf mythology. I particularly liked Angels' Moon by Kathe Koja, South of Oregon City by Pat Murphy, Pure Silver by A. C. Crispin and Kathleen O'Malley, and Partners by Robert J. Randisi.
Otis Campbell
Oh the werewolf, oh the werewolf
Comes stepping along
He dont even break the branches where hes gone
Once I saw him in the moonlight, when the bats were a flying
I saw the werewolf, and the werewolf was crying
Stone Lee
"Angels' Moon," by Kathe Koja, is the tale of a man's journey to death through a madness that could happen to anyone, and has happened to many. Told from his perspective, the short story, quite readable and somewhat educational, acquaints us with his affliction as it drags him away from humanity to a common, canine ending. An enjoyable read.
Read this one a long time ago back when I decided the werewolf was my favorite paranormal being. And now in this bleak age of Twilight and vampire galore, I think that needs to be said.

Over all some nice variations on werewolf short stories.
This book was a very fun read. Lots of great unique werewolf stories. Some were a little strange, but I love that there were so many different kinds, types, and points of view.
Some of the stories were great, some were ok, and there were a couple that definitely weren't my favorites, but all around a good anthology.
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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Preiss graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and earned a master's degree in communications from Stanford University. He produced The Words of Gandhi,
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