Stories chosen by Neil Gaiman. Edited by Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley.
Locus Award nominee 2014.
Selected by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, these sixteen tales will introduce you to strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anywhere but in the richness of the imagination.
A griffin, a werewolf, a sunbird... These are just some of the fantastical creatures you’ll encounter within these pages. From the cockatoucan, whose laugh rearranges an entire kingdom, to the roving shapeless Beast that lurks in a forest, herein is a collection of rare and magnificent species.
Each one will thrill, delight, and, quite possibly, unnerve you. With stories from Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, E. Nesbit, and more, UNNATURAL CREATURES will benefit the literacy non-profit 826DC.
Maria Dahvana Headley is a MacDowell Colony Fellow whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, The Washington Post, and other publications. She is the author of the memoir The Year of Yes (2007), which has been translated into nine languages and was optioned for a film by Paramount. She lives in Seattle.