Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures


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Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds--collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.

Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062236302
Branch Call Number: YA GAI
Characteristics: 462 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm


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Dec 26, 2017

This was a nice selection from a variety of writers, sometimes fairy tale in their tone. There were several writers who I had not heard of and am interested to read more. Neil Gaiman wrote "James Thurber, who wrote The Thirteen Clocks, which may be the best book in the world" had me hooked. The Thirteen Clocks was a book which occupied a large and meaningful space in my childhood.

Jul 26, 2017

Overall, this was a decent collection. I haven’t read very many short-story anthologies, but my husband tells me they are pretty hit or miss. This one had several stories I enjoyed a lot and others not so much, but it was a success overall. I hope you give it a try and read a few or even all of the stories contained within.

For detailed reviews of each story please check out my review on navigatingneverland.org

Jul 31, 2016

A lot of great stories by great authors. My favourite is the Griffin and the Minor Canon

Apr 13, 2015

Great stories by great authors. creative and fun. By far the best was The Griffin and the Minor Canon, especially as great griffin stories are hard to come by.

Feb 10, 2015

A terrific collection of stories, by authors I loved and some I had never heard of. Well worth picking up.

Feb 03, 2014

Each story in this incredible short story collection was obviously very lovingly and painstakingly been chosen by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman with marvelous introductions to each.

There was not one story in this collection I did not enjoy, however my highest recommendations would go to: " The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (also working on the video game, Destiny, by Bungie), “Moveable Beast” by Maria Dahvana Headley, and “The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank R. Stockton.

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