Monstrous Affections by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant


“Some of these tales are moving, others terrifying. . . . Long after the last page is turned, these tales will linger in readers’ brains, in their closets, under their beds, and in the shadows.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Predatory kraken that sing; 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. Here you’ll find an architect of hell on earth, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, and a landform that claims lives. Fifteen top voices in speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.

With monstrous stories by:

M. T. Anderson

Paolo Bacigalupi

Nathan Ballingrud

Holly Black

Sarah Rees Brennan

Cassandra Clare

Nalo Hopkinson

Dylan Horrocks

Nik Houser

Alice Sola

Kathleen Jennings

Joshua Lewis

Kelly Link

Patrick Ness

G. Carl Purcell