The Measure of a Monster by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid, #8.5)

This novella is included with most editions of THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT.

TITLE: The Measure of a Monster
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 76 pages
AGE: Adult
GENRE: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Queer Rep Summary: No canon queer rep.

THE MEASURE OF A MONSTER brings us briefly back to Alex’s perspective as he searches for some kidnapped gorgon children with Sarah and Shelby’s help. 

It's making a statement about personhood, humanity, and monstrosity which is working on several different levels, impressively so for such a short story. It's perfectly placed to be read after THAT AIN'T WITCHCRAFT, and I like this one. One line towards the end will haunt me, I think, spoken softly and heralding death. 

CW for kidnapping, child abuse (not depicted), gun violence, violence, death.

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