Monstrous Affections

An Anthology of Beastly Tales

Editor: Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 14+


An award-winning collection of fifteen beastly tales with new stories from bestselling authors:


Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters. Where a demonic band breathes fire and scales; predatory kraken sing to their prey and harpies take on a strange attraction. Fifteen top voices in fiction explore the intersection of fear and love, of monsters and men, and our fatal attraction to what hides in the shadows. Featuring stories from bestselling authors Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness and Holly Black, this award-winning collection will make you laugh, cry and keep you wide-awake at night...

Winner of a World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

"Luminous ... wonderful stories." - New York Times Book Review

“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)

"An engrossing, morally complex anthology." Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"An anthology of riches." Kirkus Reviews


Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant edited the acclaimed anthology Steampunk! They also started a zine, founded an independent publishing house, own two letterpresses, and edited the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror for five years. Kelly Link is the author of three acclaimed short story collections, and her award-winning stories have appeared in many anthologies. Gavin J. Grant has published numerous articles and short stories. They live in Northampton, Massachusetts, with their daughter, Ursula.

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