A celebration of the literary form made famous by Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. Contemporary stories by Joan Aiken, M. T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Celia Rees, Janni Lee Simner, Vivian Vande Velde, and Barry Yourgrau.
Enter the murky world of the undead in stories by M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Herbie Brennan, Nancy Etchemendy, Annette Curtis Klause, Kelly Link, Deborah Noyes, Marcus Sedgwick, and Chris Wooding.
Freaks, magicians, and the passing strange take center stage in ten original tales by top YA authors and graphic novelists. Stories by David Almond, Aimee Bender, Cecil Castellucci, Shawn Cheng, Annette Curtis Klause, Margo Lanagan, Danica Novgorodoff, Matt Phelan, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Vivian Vande Velde.