Through the Eyes of a Monster, tales from a different vantage point
October 23, 2014 8:29 AM Subscribe
About 40 years ago, Edward D. Wood, Jr. published a number of short stories in "girly" mags (cover images likely NSFW), but those stories haven't been republished, until now. Blood Splatters Quickly collects 32 stories from Ed Wood, and you can read The Day The Mummy Returned on Boing Boing. If you like tales told by the monsters, io9 collected more of such stories, videos, and video games, and there's a related AskMe post, looking for stories where humans are the monsters, many of which can be read online, as linked below the break.
- "The Things", by Peter Watts, who has made a number of his novels, short stories, and other creations free to download, copy, and distribute via CC license (Peter is no stranger on MetaFilter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc...)
- "Publicity Campaign" (Google books preview), by Arthur C. Clarke
- The Word for World is Forest (Google preview of the full novel), by Ursula K. Le Guin
- "They're Made out of Meat," by Terry Bisson
- "Uncle Joshua and the Grooglemen," by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald
- And even more on TV Tropes: Humans Through Alien Eyes, Humans are Ugly, Humans are Cthulhu, Humans are the Real Monsters. Timesinks aplenty.
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