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TOC: ‘The Apes of Wrath’ Edited by Rick Klaw

Tachyon has posted the table of contents of The Apes of Wrath edited by Rick Klaw, described thusly:

In Rue Morgue, the jungles of Tarzan, the fables of Aesop, and outer space, the apes in these fantastic tales boldly go where humans dare not. With a foreword from the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this provocative anthology delves into our cultural fascination with – and dread of – our simian cousins. These classic stories explore the lighter and darker sides of apes, mirroring our own deepest desires and anxieties. “Evil Robot Monkey” introduces a disgruntled chimp implanted with a chip that makes him cleverer than both his cohort and humans alike. In “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a murder mystery unravels with the discovery of a hair that does not appear quite human. Merging steampunk with slapstick, “The Ape-Box Affair” has a not-so-ordinary orangutan landing on Earth in a spherical flying ship–where he is promptly mistaken for an alien. King Kong sets a terrible example with booze and Barbie dolls in “Godzilla’s 12-Step Program.” If you’ve ever wondered what makes humans different from apes, soon you’ll be asking yourself, is it less than we think?

And here’s the table of contents:

  1. “Tarzan’s First Love” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. “Quidquid volueris” by Gustave Flaubert
  3. “A Report to an Academy” by Franz Kafka
  4. “Her Furry Face” by Leigh Kennedy
  5. “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  6. “Godzilla’s 12 Step Program” by Joe R. Lansdale
  7. “Rachel in Love” by Pat Murphy
  8. “Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe
  9. “The Maze of Maâl Dweb” by Clark Ashton Smith
  10. “Deviation From A Theme” by Steven Utley
  11. “Dr. Hudson’s Secret Gorilla” by Howard Waldrop
  12. “The Cult of the White Ape” by Hugh B. Cave
  13. “The Apes and the Two Travelers” by Aesop
  14. “After King Kong Fell” by Philip Jose Farmer
  15. “The Ape Box Affair” by James Blaylock
  16. “Faded Roses” by Karen Joy Fowler
  17. “Red Shadows” by Robert E. Howard
  18. Comics essay by Scott Cupp
  19. Literature essay by Jess Nevins
  20. Movies essay by Rick Klaw
  21. Gorilla Men essay by Mark Finn
  22. Great lineup! Expect this one in February 2013.

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