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Pacific Monsters

(Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #4)

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Speculative fiction, art and graphic stories by authors from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands like Hawaii and Guam. All the stories are based on folklore, myths and legends about monsters from the region. Pacific Monsters is the fourth in a coffee table book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world.

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Joanne Hall
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pacific Monsters is the fourth in Fox Spirit's ongoing series of monster stories collected from all around the world, and with this edition put together from across the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, it's no surprise that the sea features heavily in a lot of the stories here. It should be noted that Pacific Monsters also takes in monsters from Australia and New Zealand in this case, drawing on both Maori ( "Children of the Mist" by Tihema Baker, A J Fitzwater's excellently-titled "From the Womb o ...more
Alex
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pacific Monsters was a really interesting and enjoyable collection of stories that the editor has expertly put together to really capture the personality, history and cultures of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (there is a story set in Antarctica too!) and all written by ‘authors who are from, have lived in or have a strong connection to the region.’

One reason I chose Pacific Monsters as my first in the series is that I know very little about the region – perhaps the least out of
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Maree Kimberley
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pacific Monsters is a fantastic collection of short stories from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and more. It's great to read an anthology with diverse voices and stories from parts of the world that are often overlooked. But I do have a favourite in the collection: All My Relations by Brian Kamaoli Kuwada. It's not just the shape-shifting shark that I love (although that is something that has fascinated me for years) but the core relationship between the young diver and the shape-shifter, and ho ...more
Rachel Noel
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a solid collection of thrilling stories of monsters that really do need to be more represented. Each story was engaging and very representative of the different ways you can tell a monster story.
Octavia Cade
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
I've a story in this, and I've got a couple of mates with stories in here as well so I am Biased with a capital B. That being said, I've just finished reading this and I'm so happy I didn't just leave it looking pretty on my bookshelf, because so many of the stories in here are awesome. Each time I thought I'd found my favourite I kept reading, and found another one that I liked even more. The editor has done a fantastic job with her selections, and while I agree with her introductory regrets ab ...more
Ash Hartwell
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was poor. I found the stories overlong and not very engaging. If you like folklore then you might enjoy this but I didn't. Sorry. ...more
Runalong
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent anthology exploring myths and social issues around the Pacific

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Margrét Helgadóttir is a Norwegian-Icelandic girl living in Oslo, Norway. On her spare time she writes fiction in English and she also edits fiction anthologies (also in English).

Other books in the series

Fox Spirit Books of Monsters (7 books)
  • European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters, #1)
  • African Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters, #2)
  • Asian Monsters (Fox Spirit Book of Monsters #3)
  • American Monsters: Part 1 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #5)
  • American Monsters: Part 2 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #6)
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