The Angels of Our Better Beasts (Paperback)
Chizine Publications, 9781771484077, 300pp.
Publication Date: December 13, 2016
The Lemmings are really researching the Arctic biologists, the werewolves sing sweet Christian praise songs, and the signing gorilla just wants someone back in the cage for a minute or two. The Gryphon can fight your war for you, and there isn't really a problem when the man you've been online dating turns out to be a bear, is there? No worries. Those old lions in the canyon aren't up to something, are they? The doctors in the red coats just want to cure you of a terrible blood disease. Trust them. In the forest, the sasquatch has fallen in love with the cryptozoologist who follows him, while the god of the Brazos River courts the young, pretty Texas college students. These fifteen illustrated stories of beasts--and the beasts we sometimes become--ask us how much influence we have over each other, to bring out our beast sides or our best sides . . . and how much control the beasts already have over us.
About the Author
Jerome Stueart: Jerome Stueart is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and memoir. He is a Milton Center fellow, Lambda Literary Workshop for Emerging LGBT Voices fellow, and graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop, San Diego. Jerome's work has appeared in Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Geist, Queers Destroy Science Fiction (from Lightspeed), On Spec, Joyland, Geez, Queerwolf, Evolve, as well as three of the Tesseracts anthology series of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy and was a runner up to the Fountain Award. He was the co-editor of Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods, a collection of scifi/fantasy stories where characters wrestle with Faith. He has written 5 radio series for CBC North, one of which, Leaving America, was heard round the world on Radio Canada International. His sketches of his train trip across Canada can be found in Geist in 2015. His first novel, One Nation Under Gods, will be published by ChiZine Publications, late 2016. His collection of stories, The Angels of Our Better Beasts follows in 2017. He lived in Whitehorse, Yukon for nearly 10 years, became a Canadian citizen, and, then, much to his surprise, recently moved to Ohio for the love of a bear. He currently makes his home between Whitehorse, Yukon and Dayton, Ohio.