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Table of Contents: MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BEASTLY TALES Edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Here’s the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant.

First, the book description:

Fifteen top voices in speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.

Predatory kraken that sing with—and for—their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Here you’ll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a landform that claims lives, and an architect of hell on earth. Through these and a few monsters that defy categorization, some of today’s top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Moriabe’s Children” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. “Old Souls” by Cassandra Clare
  3. “Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind)” by Holly Black
  4. “Quick Hill” by M. T. Anderson
  5. “The Diabolist” by Nathan Ballingrud
  6. “This Whole Demoning Thing” by Patrick Ness
  7. “Wings in the Morning” by Sarah Rees Brennan
  8. “Left Foot, Right” by Nalo Hopkinson
  9. “The Mercurials” by G. Carl Purcell
  10. “Kitty Capulet and the Invention of Underwater Photography” by Dylan Horrocks
  11. “Son of Abyss” by Nik Houser
  12. “A Small Wild Magic” by Kathleen Jennings
  13. “The New Boyfriend” by Kelly Link
  14. “The Woods Hide in Plain Sight” by Joshua Lewis
  15. “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying” by Alice Sola Kim

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 9, 2014)
  • <strong>ISBN-10: 0763664731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763664732

Here’s a larger version of Yuko Shimizu’s cover art:

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