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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
Saffron And Brimstone: Strange Stories
Elizabeth Hand
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Snow in May: Stories
Kseniya Melnik
Noisy outlaws, unfriendly blobs, and some other things that aren't as scary, maybe, depending on how you feel about lost lands, stray cellphones, creatures from the sky, parents who disappear in Peru, a man named Lars Farf, and one other story [...] - McSweeney's Publishing, Eli Horowitz, Ted Thompson A rather odd - but not bad - illustrated collection of short stories. The emphasis is on rather twisted tall-tale/fairytale type pieces. According to the publisher, the intended audience is "young adults first, all other adults second," - they're not children's stories, but they're mostly stories about children. I picked it up for Neil Gaiman's contribution, but several of the others were very well-done.

Contents:
Introduction / Lemony Snicket
Small country / Nick Hornsby
Lars Farf, excessively fearful father and husband / George Saunders
Monster / Kelly Link
The contests at Cowlick / Richard Kennedy
Each sold separately / Jon Scieszka
Seymour's last wish / Sam Swope
Grimble / Clement Freud
Spoony-E & Spandy-3 vs. the Purple Hordes / James Kochalka
Sunbird / Neil Gaiman
The Aces phone / Jeanne DuPrau
The sixth borough / Jonathan Safran Foer.