On Goodreads, we’re giving away a copy of The Apes of Wrath, *SIGNED* by editor Richard Klaw and contributors Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, Mary Robinette Kowal, Scott A. Cupp, and Mark Finn.
“Impressive…a powerful exploration of the blurry line between animal and human."
–Publishers Weekly, starred review
In the Rue Morgue, the jungles of Tarzan, the fables of Aesop, and outer space, the apes in these seventeen fantastic tales boldly go where humans dare not. With a foreword from the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this provocative anthology delves into our cultural fascination with – and dread of – our simian cousins. These classic stories explore the lighter and darker sides of apes, mirroring our own deepest desires and anxieties. "Evil Robot Monkey” introduces a disgruntled chimp implanted with a chip that makes him cleverer than both his cohort and humans alike. In “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a murder mystery unravels with the discovery of a hair that does not appear quite human. Merging steampunk with slapstick, “The Ape-Box Affair” has a not-so-ordinary orangutan landing on Earth in a spherical flying ship–where he is promptly mistaken for an alien. King Kong sets a terrible example with booze and Barbie dolls in “Godzilla’s 12-Step Program.” If you’ve ever wondered what makes humans different from apes, soon you’ll be asking yourself, is it less than we think?
“These are all fine additions to any fantasy lover’s library…. Climb up into your tree, peel a banana, and enjoy the treats herein."
—Sci Fi Magazine
Foreword by Rupert Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Introduction by Richard Klaw, editor
"Tarzan’s First Love” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
“Quidquid volueris” by Gustave Flaubert
“A Report to an Academy” by Franz Kafka
“Her Furry Face” by Leigh Kennedy
“Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“Godzilla’s 12 Step Program” by Joe R. Lansdale
“Rachel in Love” by Pat Murphy
“Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe
“The Maze of Maâl Dweb” by Clark Ashton Smith
“Deviation From A Theme” by Steven Utley
“Dr. Hudson’s Secret Gorilla” by Howard Waldrop
“The Cult of the White Ape” by Hugh B. Cave
“The Apes and the Two Travelers” by Aesop
“After King Kong Fell” by Philip Jose Farmer
“The Ape Box Affair” by James Blaylock
“Faded Roses” by Karen Joy Fowler
“Red Shadows” by Robert E. Howard
“The Four-Color Ape” by Scott Cupp
“Apes in Literature” by Jess Nevins
“Gorilla of Your Dreams: A Brief History of Simian Cinema” by Rick Klaw
“The Men in the Monkey Suit” by Mark Finn
“Aficionados of apes in literature and film should enjoy this gathering of new and old stories."
"An eclectic, enjoyable mix of fiction and nonfiction…"
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The Apes of Wrath cover art © 2012 by Alex Solis. Design by Elizabeth Story.