Edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray

Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into—or prey upon—society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps?

Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that introduce you to some of those other were-creatures, the ones hiding in the dark background shadows, waiting to bite. Join Seanan McGuire, Ashley McConnell, Susan Jett, Eliora Smith, David B. Coe, April Steenburgh, Gini Koch, Mike Barretta, Elizabeth Kite, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jean Marie Ward, Katharine Kerr, Sarah Brand, Anneliese Belmond, Faith Hunter, Patricia Bray, and Phyllis Ames as they take you into the hidden corners of our world to see some lesser known were-creatures. You may want to bring along some silver … just in case.

Introduction by Joshua Palmatier
“Best In Show” by Seanan McGuire 
“We Dig” by Ashley McConnell 
“Eyes Like Pearls” by Susan Jett 
“Among the Grapevines, Growing” by Eliora Smith 
“A Party For Bailey” by David B. Coe 
“Cry Murder” by April Steenburgh 
“Missy the Were-Pomeranian vs the Masters of Mediocre Doom” by Gini Koch
“Paper Wasp” by Mike Barretta 
“Point Five” by Elizabeth Kite 
“The Promise of Death” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail 
“The Five Bean Solution” by Jean Marie Ward 
“Witness Report” by Katharine Kerr 
“Attack of the Were-Zombie Friendship With Benefits” by Sarah Brand 
“The Whale” by Anneliese Belmond
“Anzu, Duba, Beast” by Faith Hunter
“Shiftr” by Patricia Bray
“Sniff For Your Life” by Phyllis Ames


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