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Pacific Monsters ❮EPUB❯ ❄ Pacific Monsters ✿ Author Margrét Helgadóttir – Thomashillier.co.uk Speculative fiction, art and graphic stories by authors from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands like Hawaii and Guam All the stories are based on folklore, myths and legends about monsters fr Speculative fiction, art and graphic stories by authors from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands like Hawaii and Guam All the stories are based on folklore, myths and legends about monsters from the region Pacific Monsters is the fourth in a coffee table book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world.


About the Author: Margrét Helgadóttir

Margr t Helgad ttir is a Norwegian Icelandic girl living in Oslo, Norway On her spare time she writes fiction in English her native language is Norwegian and she also edits fiction anthologies also in EnglishMargr t s stories have appeared in a number of both magazines and print anthologies such as Gone Lawn, Luna Station Quarterly, Girl at the End of the World, and Sunspot Jungle, to name a few Her debut book The Stars Seem So Far Away was published by Fox Spirit Books in and shortlisted to British Fantasy Awards Margr t is anthology editor for Winter Tales and Fox Spirit Books of Monsters , books published annually between and Both African Monsters, Asian Monsters and Pacific Monsters was shortlisted to British Fantasy Awards as Best Anthology , , Margret was also awarded with Starburst Magazine s Brave New Words Award in for her editor work on Pacific Monsters She is currently working on the th and last volume in the series, Eurasian Monsters, out December , with dark tales based on local folklore from the vast region stretching from the Chinese border but not including China to Eastern parts of East Europe, including the Caucasus and the countries of the former Soviet UnionShe is also a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society.



10 thoughts on “Pacific Monsters

  1. Joanne Hall Joanne Hall says:

    Pacific Monsters is the fourth in Fox Spirit s ongoing series of monster stories collected from all around the world, and with this edition put together from across the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, it s no surprise that the sea features heavily in a lot of the stories here It should be noted that Pacific Monsters also takes in monsters from Australia and New Zealand in this case, drawing on both Maori Children of the Mist by Tihema Baker, A J Fitzwater s excellently titled From the Womb o Pacific Monsters is the fourth in Fox Spirit s ongoing series of monster stories collected from all around the world, and with this edition put together from across the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, it s no surprise that the sea features heavily in a lot of the stories here It should be noted that Pacific Monsters also takes in monsters from Australia and New Zealand in this case, drawing on both Maori Children of the Mist by Tihema Baker, A J Fitzwater s excellently titled From the Womb of the Land, our Bones Entwined and Aboriginal The Legend of Georgie by Raymond Gates deals with a bunyip and a trio of very dumb students mythology.All of the Monsters books have been very strong collections, and Pacific Monsters continues that trend When reviewing collections I always like to pick out a few highlights, and in this particular volume these are the stories that stood out for me All My Relations by Bryan Kamdoli Kuwada is a powerful story set in the seas around Hawaii and features as its narrator a kupua, a powerful shapeshifter who can take the form of a shark The narrator is held by an ancient vow not to eat human flesh, but his resolve is tested when he begins to teach a young boy who has little respect for the sea.Anthology closer Into the Sickly Light by AC Buchanan, which takes place in New Zealand, is based on a local event that occurred in 1965 when a mass later identified as a whale carcass washed up on a New Zealand beach The globster of the story exerts a powerful influence over the local population, and it s up to young outsider Colleen to save them.On a lighter note, Simon Dewar s Above the Peppermint Trail is the story of a family and their French nanny who foolishly wander off the trail in a nature reserve and come face to face with Australia s most savage and feared predator, the deadly and terrifying drop bearAs always with the Monsters series there s a graphic element, with two comic strip stories, I Sindalu by Gaum based author Michael Lujan Bevacqua, and the moving Dinornis by Octavia Cade, both illustrated by Dave Johnson, and all of the stories have art to accompany them The large format paperbacks of the series are splendid coffee table books.Editor Margret Helgadottir a fine SF author as well as an editor speaks in the introduction about how challenging it was to find authors from the Pacific islands who were able and willing to contribute to the anthology, and although it means the stories incline towards Australia and New Zealand, it s to Margret s credit that she s still managed to pull together such a wide ranging collection of scary monsters and super creeps It s a reminder that no one is safe from the supernatural, even at the furthest edges of the worldAsian MonstersAfrican MonstersEuropean MonstersThe Stars Seem so Far Away


  2. Maree Kimberley Maree Kimberley says:

    Pacific Monsters is a fantastic collection of short stories from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii andIt s great to read an anthology with diverse voices and stories from parts of the world that are often overlooked But I do have a favourite in the collection All My Relations by Brian Kamaoli Kuwada It s not just the shape shifting shark that I love although that is something that has fascinated me for years but the core relationship between the young diver and the shape shifter, and ho Pacific Monsters is a fantastic collection of short stories from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii andIt s great to read an anthology with diverse voices and stories from parts of the world that are often overlooked But I do have a favourite in the collection All My Relations by Brian Kamaoli Kuwada It s not just the shape shifting shark that I love although that is something that has fascinated me for years but the core relationship between the young diver and the shape shifter, and how the writer raised the tension bit by bit until the story s climax.Other favourites for me included The Weight of Silence by Jeremy Szal, set in a post apocalyptic world ruled by spiders, and Mudgerwokee by Kirsty Olley where wishes, secrets and sacrifices combine in a subtly crafted tale.Along with illustrations by various artists there are a couple of graphic stories included in the collection, and the beautiful cover by Daniele Serra makes this an object of beauty as well as an anthology you ll want to dip into again and again


  3. Rachel Noel Rachel Noel says:

    This was a solid collection of thrilling stories of monsters that really do need to berepresented Each story was engaging and very representative of the different ways you can tell a monster story.


  4. Octavia Cade Octavia Cade says:

    I ve a story in this, and I ve got a couple of mates with stories in here as well so I am Biased with a capital B That being said, I ve just finished reading this and I m so happy I didn t just leave it looking pretty on my bookshelf, because so many of the stories in here are awesome Each time I thought I d found my favourite I kept reading, and found another one that I liked evenThe editor has done a fantastic job with her selections, and while I agree with her introductory regrets ab I ve a story in this, and I ve got a couple of mates with stories in here as well so I am Biased with a capital B That being said, I ve just finished reading this and I m so happy I didn t just leave it looking pretty on my bookshelf, because so many of the stories in here are awesome Each time I thought I d found my favourite I kept reading, and found another one that I liked evenThe editor has done a fantastic job with her selections, and while I agree with her introductory regrets about the lack of Pacific Island authors, New Zealand in particular is very well represented here and I m always up for that.There are a lot of ocean stories here, as is to be expected Nature and ecology also has a strong influence, and I particularly enjoy these things in my horror so this anthology is perfect for me Highlights include the truly repulsive globster from A.C Buchanan s Into the Sickly Light and Rue Karney s creepy, vicious creation The Hand Monster I think my favourite of the bunch, however, is Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada s All My Relations , which has the most gloriously perfect ending I can imagine Go read it, you won t be sorry


  5. Ash Hartwell Ash Hartwell says:

    This was poor I found the stories overlong and not very engaging If you like folklore then you might enjoy this but I didn t Sorry.


  6. Runalong Runalong says:

    Excellent anthology exploring myths and social issues around the Pacific Full review Pacific Monsters edited by Margret Helgadottir Excellent anthology exploring myths and social issues around the Pacific Full review Pacific Monsters edited by Margret Helgadottir


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