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Table of Contents: THE BESTIARY edited by Ann VanderMeer

In October, Centipede Press will release The Bestiary edited by Ann VanderMeer, and we’ve got the table of contents! Cover art is by Ivica Stevanovic.

Here’s the synopsis (a larger cover image and an interior piece by Ivica Stevanovic follows):

A modern bestiary of made-up fantastical creatures organized from A to Z, along with an ampersand and an invisible letter, featuring some of the best and most respected fantasists from around the world, including Karen Lord, Dexter Palmer, Brian Evenson, China Mieville, Felix Gilman, Catherynne M. Valente, Rikki Ducornet, and Karin Lowachee.

Here’s the table of contents:

  • Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer
  • &: Ampersand by Karin Lowachee
  • A: The Auricle by Gio Clairval
  • B: Bartleby’s Typewriter by Corey Redekop
  • C: The Counsellor Crow by Karen Lord
  • D: Daydreamer by Proxy by Dexter Palmer
  • E: Enkantong-bato by Dean Francis Alfar
  • F: The Figmon by Michael Cisco
  • G: The Guest by Brian Conn
  • H: Hadrian’s Sparrikan by Stephen Graham Jones
  • I: Ible by Brian Evenson
  • J: Jason Bug by Joseph Nigg
  • K: The Karmantid by Karen Heuler
  • L: The Liwat’ang Yawa and the Litok-litok by Rochita Loenin-Ruiz
  • M: Mosquito Boy by Felix Gilman
  • N: Nothus Barathruma by Reza Negarestani
  • O: Orsinus Liborum by Catherynne M. Valente
  • P: Pyret by Karin Tidbeck
  • Q: Quintus by Michal Ajvaz
  • R: Rapacis X. Loco Signa by L.L. Hannett
  • S: Snafu by Micaela Morrissette
  • T: Tongues of Moon Toad by Cat Rambo
  • U: The Ugly-Nest Rat by Eric Schaller
  • V: The Vanga by Rikki Ducornet
  • W: Weialalaleia by Amal El-Mohtar
  • X: The Xaratan by Rhys Hughes
  • Y: Yakshantariksh by Vandana Singh
  • Z: Zee by Richard Howard
  • : China Miéville


About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

1 Comment on Table of Contents: THE BESTIARY edited by Ann VanderMeer

  1. Centipede Press books always sound interesting. Unfortunately I tend to do a spit-take when I look at the prices……

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