E‑Book Freebie: The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals

Note: Due to a technical issue, the excerpt from Johanna Sinisalo’s novel Troll scheduled to post today will run in April instead, along with an article by the author and an interview. Our apologies to the author and to our readers for this delay.

As part of our 12 Days of Monsters celebration, we’re offering something special today. For a very limited time – the download links will be gone by Sunday – you can download for free the ebook version of our The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals in either epub or mobi formats. We ask only that if you enjoy the download that you consider buying the gorgeous little hardcover edition and/or making a donation to (via the Donate button on the main page).

Kosher – offer has expired, sorry!
Kosher – offer has expired, sorry!

Here’s a description of the book.

A perfect gift book, this sumptuously illustrated and whimsically bite-sized bestiary is the definitive – in fact only — guide to the kosherness (kashrut) of imaginary animals. It is an undomesticated romp from A to Z, including E. T., hobbits, Mongolian Death Worms, and the elusive chupacabra. Including contributions from noted author Joseph Nigg and Food Network cooking star Duff Goldman.

Copiously illustrated, this hilarious kashrut will rank with the most famous of theological contests. In this corner is Evil Monkey, the one-time presidential candidate and alter-ego of acclaimed fantasist Jeff VanderMeer. His more-than-worthy adversary is Ann VanderMeer, Jeff’s co-anthologist (Steampunk, Last Drink Bird Head) and editor of Weird Tales.

As featured on Boing Boing and and brought to you by the same creative team that gave you The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, this irreverent abecedary is the must-have present for anyone seeking to broaden their imaginary culinary experiences guilt-free.

Here’s the cover of the hardcover print version:

7 replies to “ E‑Book Freebie: The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals

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  2. Thanks very much — got it just in time I think (is already Sunday here). Looks very intriguing, will check it out.

    I love the cover art, so have high hopes.

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