A family of luck poachers receives a phone call that sets them off in the hopes of reversing their bad fortune. At a singles mixer for chemical elements, a luminous-yet-jaded Neon looks for love, or at least a one-night exothermic reaction. When blue skies turn gray and the daikaiju siren blares, the ten-year-old daughter of the local weatherman discovers her destiny. And washed-up evildoers live out their meaningless lives at a retirement home for villains—you never know when someone might turn the swimming pool into a shark pit, or bring a death ray to Taco Tuesday. A blend of science fiction, fantasy, horror, dark comedy, and social satire, LOST CREATURES contains fourteen tales of downtrodden luck poachers, lovelorn chemical elements, disillusioned children, trademarked teenagers, outcast reindeer, domesticated centaurs, obsolete villains, victimized zombies, giant koi, and more.
“Sometimes mythic, sometimes strange, S.G. Browne’s Lost Creatures is a heartfelt collection of magic and monsters emerging in our world. Each tale can veer between beautiful, funny, honest, startling, surreal, and above all else, fantastic. Lost Creatures is ridiculously brilliant. Don’t miss it.”
“LOST CREATURES is a treasure trove of terror, twisted humor and rampant weirdness. Superbly crafted short stories by one of today’s most talented writers. Bravo!”
“Beautiful, heart-wrenching, and very funny, S. G. Browne’s Lost Creatures is the sardonic city-dwelling sibling of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Browne creates deep empathy for his characters, then breaks your heart with the surprising and entirely understandable choices they make. This book is so original, it’s breathtaking. I absolutely loved it.”
“S. G. Browne has delighted readers with his take on zombie rights with Breathers and what if luck was a physical thing you could give and take in Lucky Bastard. In his new book, Lost Creatures, he gives you a taste of many worlds with a delightful short story collection…A perfect addition for fans, or a great start for new readers wanting to try Browne for the first time.”