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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 23rd 2013
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
An outstanding collection of short stories of strange critters, with diversity of authors, time periods, styles, etc. Well chosen. Tremendously fun to read. Library copy
This anthology holds 16 peculiar and haunting tales of unicorns, griffins, werewolves, deathly plants and the graceful Lady Death herself. Each story is carefully selected and introduced by Neil Gaiman, and he has made a beautiful contribution as well. These 16 stories are very different and range f...
3.2 average = 3 stars. Some good stories here.**** [inkspot] - (1972) - Gahan WilsonAn ominous inksplot grows every time an obnoxious aristocrat takes his eyes off it. Both amusing and creepy.*** The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees - (2011) - E. Lily Yu Just read this earlier this month i...
by Gahan Wilson: ★★★ The Cartographer Wasps & the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu ★★★★The Griffin & the Minor Canon by Frank R. Stockton ★★★ Ozioma the Wicked by Nnedi Okorafor ★★Sunbird by Neil Gaiman ★★★★ The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones ★★★Gabriel-Ernest by Saki ★★★★The Cockatoucan or Great-A...
I'll say 2.5 stars.Sadly the majority of the stories in this tome didn't really do it for me. The ones that shined:- The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees- The Manticore, the Mermaid, and Me- The Smile on the Face- Or All the Seas with Oysters (the ending was what clinched it)- Come Lady Dea...