The Apes of Wrath

Richard Klaw et al.

In the Rue Morgue, the jungles of Tarzan, the fables of Aesop, and outer space, the apes in these seventeen fantastic tales boldly go where humans dare not. With a foreword from the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this provocative anthology delves into our cultural fascination with – and dread of – our simian cousins. These classic stories explore the lighter and darker sides of apes, mirroring our own deepest desires and anxieties. “Evil Robot Monkey” introduces a disgruntled chimp implanted with a chip that makes him cleverer than both his cohort and humans alike. In “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a murder mystery unravels with the discovery of a hair that does not appear quite human. Merging steampunk with slapstick, “The Ape-Box Affair” has a not-so-ordinary orangutan landing on Earth in a spherical flying ship–where he is promptly mistaken for an alien. King Kong sets a terrible example with booze and Barbie dolls in “Godzilla’s 12-Step Program.” If you’ve ever wondered what makes humans different from apes, soon you’ll be asking yourself, is it less than we think?

978-1-61696-085-8, 6×9 trade paperback, fantasy, $15.95, February 2013 

Foreword by Rupert Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Introduction by Richard Klaw, editor 

”Tarzan’s First Love” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

”Quidquid volueris” by Gustave Flaubert

”A Report to an Academy” by Franz Kafka

”Her Furry Face” by Leigh Kennedy

”Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal

”Godzilla’s 12 Step Program” by Joe R. Lansdale

”Rachel in Love” by Pat Murphy

”Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe

”The Maze of Maâl Dweb” by Clark Ashton Smith

”Deviation From A Theme” by Steven Utley

”Dr. Hudson’s Secret Gorilla” by Howard Waldrop

”The Cult of the White Ape” by Hugh B. Cave

”The Apes and the Two Travelers” by Aesop

“After King Kong Fell” by Philip Jose Farmer

”The Ape Box Affair” by James Blaylock

”Faded Roses” by Karen Joy Fowler

”Red Shadows” by Robert E. Howard

Comics essay by Scott Cupp

Literature essay by Jess Nevins

Movies essay by Rick Klaw

Gorilla Men essay by Mark Finn

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