An entertaining, eclectic chronicle of modern fantastical fiction, Monstrous Creatures delivers incisive commentary, reviews, and essays pertaining to permutations of the monstrous, whether it's other people's monsters, personal monsters, or monstrous thoughts. A two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, Jeff VanderMeer is one of speculative fiction's foremost voices. For the past 20 years, he has t only written weird literary fiction translated into 20 languages, but written about it extensively, influencing the way people think about fantasy through reviews in major papers like The Washington Post and The New York Times, as well as through interviews, thoughtful essays, blog posts, teaching, and guest-speaking. Monstrous Creatures, a follow-up to his 2004 nfiction collection Why Should I Cut Your Throat?, collects all of his major nfiction from the past five years, including such controversial pieces as The Romantic Underground, The Triumph of the Good, and The Language of Defeat . Interviews with writers like Margo Lanagan and China Mieville are an added bonus, creating a dialogue with VanderMeer's own interpretations of the monstrous in the fantastical.