We Shall Be Monsters

Edited by Derek Newman-Stille (Renaissance, 2018)

Latest news! We Shall Be Monsters is on the 2019 ballot for the Prix Aurora Awards in the Best Related Work category! Congratulations to Derek and Renaissance (and yay to all of the authors!)

ID, book cover: A stitched heart against a black stitched background. Title: We Shall Be Monsters, Edited By Derek Newman-Stille.

We Shall Be Monsters is a collection of Frankentales inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 version of Frankenstein. My short story, The Hilltop Gathering stars Frances Elizabeth Stein, or Frank E., who spends the evening navigating her rollator (and headspace) through the gaggle of quirky relatives who have come to celebrate her sweet sixteenth. While normally laid back, Frank E. is incensed when her mother reveals the teen’s birthday present.

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With stories by Day Al-Mohomed, Lena NG, Ashley Caranto Morford, Cait Gordon, JF Gerrard, Andrew Wilmot, Evelyn Deshane, Simon Turner, Kaitlin Tremblay, Lisa Carreiro, Eric Choi & Joseph McGuinty, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Randall Arnold, Alex Acks, K.C. Griffant, Halli Lilburn, Kev Harrison, Corey Redekop, Ariana Verbree, Max D. Staton, Victoria Martin, Priya Sridhar, Liam Hogan, Joshua Bartolome