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Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary

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Featuring more than 60 authors, this stunning volume brings a fresh take on the bestiary, the dictionary of mythological creatures, by imagining how beasts such as gorgons, minotaurs, and manitchores would cope in the modern age. Offering informational entries and short stories, the collection ranges from the horrific to the humorous, reacquaints readers to classic beasts, ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published August 1st 2015 by Stone Skin Press
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Midnight Blue
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nice, short little stories, essays, and articles on the usual and completely unusual list of creatures that might be out there in the weird, wild world. I absolutely loved this quirky little book and would recommend it to anyone with a taste for the bizarre and hilarious.
Patrick O'Duffy
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
First things first: I have a story in this anthology, 'The Catoblepas', so I'm not reviewing that.

The rest of the book, though, is a great and varied collection of short stories, vignettes, faux-reportage and other prose on the topic of 'modern monsters', whether created from scratch or updated from old-timey bestiaries.

There's a huge amount of range here in terms of ideas and styles, but to the editor's credit - and that editor is Heather Wood, not Ed Greenwood, who has two pieces in here but d
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Ann
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I have a story in this book, so I don't think I should review it. Just wanted to say that Heather Wood was the editor, not Ed Greenwood.
My favourite story was 'The Black Dog' by Sam Agro.
Jeromy
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
It is a lovely collection stories about monsters, taking them out of their original context, and putting them into our 21st Century world.
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Canadian author Heather J Wood was born and raised in Montreal and now makes her home in Toronto. She is the author of the coming of age novel, Fortune Cookie, and Roll With It, a teen-oriented novel about roller derby. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies In the Dark: Stories from the Supernatural, I.V. Lounge Nights, and The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables. She is the e ...more
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