By Neil Gaiman
Unnatural Creatures is a set of brief tales concerning the fantastical issues that exist simply in our minds—collected and brought by way of cherished New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman.
The 16 tales accrued by way of Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, variety from the whimsical to the terrifying. the paranormal creatures diversity from werewolves to sunbirds to beings by no means prior to labeled. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and different literary luminaries give a contribution to the anthology.
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Between ragged smoking edges of yellow-grey appeared a streak of blue. " A A The rent in the sky widened. shower of rain spattered over the city, blown aslant on the fresh wind, and suddenly the raindrops glittered, as at night in torchlight; but this glory they reflected was the glory of the Sun. To westward it stood, all alone in heaven, blinding. Ganil stood with the others, face lifted. On his face, on the scar of his burn, he felt the heat of the Sun. He stared at it till his eyes swam with tears, the Circle of Fire, the face of God.
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From guards and fellowprisoners (all his shop was in jail with him except the Shopmaster Lee) he learned that his crime was that of knowing Mede Fairman. Mede stood accused of heresy. He had been seen out on the fields pointing an instrument at the Sun, a device, they said, for measuring distances. He had been trying to measure the distance fourteen generations ago, it. between the earth and God. The prentices were soon let go. On the third day guards came for Ganil, bringing him out into one of the enclosed courts of the College, into the soft, fine rain of early spring.
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