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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow

Review: Monster Portraits

Monster Portraits - Sofia Samatar, del samatar

The latest lovely from Sofia Samatar and illustrated by her brother, this is a short jaunt down strange lanes, reminiscent of Ogre of East Africa or any number of other Samatar stories. The fantastical elements blended with sharp observations of real life.


I really wish I could find the quote from her about her style being research paper with personal oversharing.


The illustrations are lovely and the whole thing a beautiful, sad delight. My only complaint is that I'd have liked a hardcover copy.