Editors: Neil Gaiman & Maria Dahvana Headley
Authors: Gahan Wilson, E. Lily Yu, Frank R. Stockton, Nnedi Okorafor, Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Saki, Edith Nesbit, Maria Dahvana Headley, Larry Niven, Samuel R. Delany, Megan Kurashige, Anthony Boucher, Nalo Hopkinson, Avram Davidson, & Peter S. Beagle
Illustrator: Briony Morrow-Cribbs
Griffins and mermaids and werewolves, oh my! You never know what sorts of unusual beings you’ll run into in this wonderful short story collection. Unnatural Creatures is a masterfully selected volume of stories about, well, unnatural creatures. It contains a nice mix of old favorites such as The Griffin and the Minor Canon and The Sunbird as well as a variety of stories and authors that were completely new to me, including a few that were original to this volume. Regardless of familiarity, I found all of the stories to be tasteful, inventive, and illuminating. Plus, some of them were just plain fun! I definitely recommend this collection, especially to anyone who likes fantasy short stories.