The Bestiary. Ann VanderMeer.

The Bestiary

Centipede Press:
Lakewood: 2015
First edition, Hardcover, Limited, Fine in Fine dust jacket,
279 pp.
Cover artwork by: Ivica Stevanovic

“Here is 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 Michael Cisco, Cat Rambo, Rhys Hughes, Karen Lord, Dexter Palmer, Brian Evenson, China Miéville, Felix Gilman, Catherynne M. Valente, Rikki Ducornet, and Karin Lowachee.” Yes, that’s all true and it’s a beautiful book with numerous beautiful illustrations by Ivica Stevanovic. However, it should be noted that, unlike some beastiaries, this book has a great many words and that the descriptions of the fantastical animals oftentimes read more like short stories. Okay, so I like the VanderMeers, but I’m still trying to be objective. So, my official position: Very cool book here. #57265

Price: $175.00

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