The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals

The Evil Monkey Dialogues

By Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
Tachyon Publications, Hardcover, 9781892391926, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 2010

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Description
A perfect gift book, this sumptuously illustrated and whimsically bite-sized bestiary is the definitive--in fact, only--guide to the kosherness (kashrut) of imaginary animals. It is an undomesticated romp from A to Z, including E.T., hobbits, Mongolian Death Worms, and the elusive chupacabra. This fantastical journey embarks upon a hilariously contentious debate between the alter-ego of acclaimed fantasist Jeff VanderMeer (a.k.a. Evil Monkey) and his editor/collaborator wife Ann VanderMeer ("Steampunk," "The New Weird"). Once and for all, burning questions passed down through the ages will be addressed, such as: Is a vegetable-lamb a vegetable or a lamb? Does licking the Pope make you trayf? What exactly is a Pollo Maligno? Does a Sasquatch taste stringy?
As featured on "Boing Boing" and "Jewcy.com" and brought to you by the same creative team that gave you "The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases," this irreverent abecedary is the must-have present for anyone seeking to broaden their imaginary culinary experiences guilt-free.



About the Author
Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer have recently coedited such anthologies as Best American Fantasy #1 & 2, Steampunk, Steampunk Reloaded, The New Weird, Last Drink Bird Head, and Fast Ships, Black Sails. They are the coauthors of The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Future projects include The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Fictions, for Atlantic. Jeff's latest books are the novel Finch, a World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award finalist; the story collection The Third Bear; the nonfiction collection Monstrous Creatures; the coffee-table book The Steampunk Bible (with S. J. Chambers); and the writing strategy guide Booklife. Ann is the editor in chief of Weird Tales magazine and has a regular art column on the popular SF/fantasy Web site io9. Together, they have been profiled by National Public Radio and the New York Times' Papercuts blog. They are active teachers, and have taught at Clarion San Diego, Odyssey, and the teen writing camp Shared Worlds, for which Jeff serves as the assistant director. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with too many books and four cats.

JEFF VANDERMEER is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award. He has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His most recent books have made the year s best lists of Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others. His writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Book Review. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Praise For The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals

"Funny and thoughtful and totally absurd . . . This book is the most fun I've had in a while."  San Francisco Book Review



"Delightful . . . tremendously helpful if you ever wake up and find yourself a character in a fantasy novel."  Jewcy.com



"Witty."  Jewish Humor Central

"Lively and quirky and funnywildly amusing."  My Jewish Learning.com

"This slim and silly volume is the ideal gift for anyone who has tried to make a saving throw vs. petrification using a dreidel."  io9.com



"Amusement, amazement and culinary benefit . . . It's fun, it's funny, it has a monster on just about every other page."  The Agony Column



"Entertaining."  The San Antonio Current



"Brilliantly illustrated . . . refreshing."  New Mexican

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