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Making Monsters: A Speculative and Classical Anthology

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We have always made monsters: in art, in myth, in religion; out of clay or bronze, pixels or hybrid flesh; from the stuff of human nightmares; by cursing women with bestial traits. This anthology brings together fiction and accessible academic writing in conversation about monsters and their roles in our lives—and ours in theirs.

Cover artist: Robin Kaplan
Paperback, 220 pages
Published 2018 by Futurefire.net Publishing
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Holly-Anne Eilander
If you love mythology then you'll love how classic monsters are reimagined and even thrown into our modern day (some with some cool sci-fi twists!) in this anthology. I loved the language and the heart found in the stories and found the essays very interesting.

(Also, I have a poem in this so you should check it out! 😜)
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Christina Dongowski
This is an engaging and smart collection of stories, poems and more or less scholarly essays about & with monsters & monstrosity. It focuses heavily on Classical Greek, female gendered monsters (Medusa & the Sirens), but there are some other monsters in it to. The essays run from pop cultural appropriation of the siren’s call to classicist and anthropological analyses on the uses and functions of monsters and monstrosity. I really enjoyed reading it, learned a lot about being a monster and some ...more
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Enjoyed most of this: some of the stories in particular were really good. It's mainly focusing on Classical reception, so lots about sirens and Medusa, but a few other stories based on different mythical creatures too, which I enjoyed. ...more
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