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The humanity of monsters [electronic resource].

Matheson, Michael, 1984- editor. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781771483605 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1771483601 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : ChiZine : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.: We are all of us monsters. We are none of us monsters. Through the work of twenty-six writers, emerging to award-winning and masters of their craft, THE HUMANITY OF MONSTERS plumbs the depths of humane monsters, monstrous humans, and the interstices between: Monstrous heralds of change, the sight of whom only children can survive. Monsters born of the battlefield, in gunfire and frost and blood, clothed in too-familiar flesh. Monsters, human and otherwise, born of fear, and love, and retribution all, wrapped tight and inextricable one from the other: the Fallen outside of time, lovers and monsters in borrowed skin, and creatures from beyond the stars and humans who have travelled to them. Dreams of lost and siren-song depths, of other half-held, half-remembered lives. And the things we have survived, and the things we might yet survive, in the face of greater, eviscerating loss. In stories by turns surreal, sublime, brutal, and haunting, there are no easy answers to be found, no simple nor uncomplicated labels to be had. Only the surety that though there be monsters, they will be named false. And when meeting those who truly are, readers will not know them.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Monsters in literature.
Electronic books.

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