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A Polish Book of Monsters

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A Polish Book of Monsters:
Five Dark Tales from Contemporary Poland
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Publication information
Michael Kandel
Short story collection
PIASA Books (December 30, 2010)
Although American monsters are villainous killers, the monsters in Michael Kandel’s superbly translated collection of science fiction and fantasy stories A Polish Book of Monsters show us that the line between good and evil, between human and monstrous, can be perilously thin. Fans of speculative fiction will enjoy the mix in this volume: the five tales encompass everything from high fantasy to hard-core science fiction, and mixtures somewhere between the two. The authors—Marek S. Huberath, Andrzej Sapkowski, Tomasz Kołodziejczak, Andrzej Zimniak, and Jacek Dukaj—range from age thirty to sixty and represent the best of Polish SF and fantasy. General readers as well as those interested in Polish and Slavic literature will find these “dark tales” strangely illuminating.
― Publisher's blurb, PIASA Book

Content[edit | edit source]

  • Marek S. Huberath's “Yoo Retoont, Sneogg. Ay Noo,”
  • Andrzej Sapkowski's “Spellmaker” (“The Witcher”),
  • Tomasz Kołodziejczak's “Key of Passage,”
  • Andrzej Zimniak's “A Cage Full of Angels”
  • Jacek Dukaj's “The Iron General”