yBaleful BeastsSeon Manley
New York (City):Lothrop, Lee and Shepard,1974Z18569651974anthology short story science fiction fantasy Comprises: 'The Horse of the Invisible' (William Hope Hodgson), 'Phut Phat Concentrates' (Lilian Jackson Braun), 'The Boy Who Drew Cats' (Lafcadio Hearn), 'Kerfol' (Edith Wharton), 'Change of Heart' (A. Bertram Chandler - as George Whitley), 'The Terror of Blue John Gap' (Arthur Conan Doyle), 'The Man and the Snake' (Ambrose Bierce), 'The Tiger' (Hugh Walpole), 'Sealskin Trousers' (Eric Linklater), 'The Story Teller' (H. H. Munro - as Saki).New York (City):Lothrop, Lee and Shepard,1974
This collection of thirty Chandler stories spans his entire career. Many of the stories, which were only available in hard-to-find magazines, are accompanied by illustrations.
In a review of the collection published in Eidolon 4 (March 1991), Leigh Edmonds writes, 'The stories fall into two sections, as the title suggests. The first third or so of the collection, "From Sea . . .", contains stories set mainly on this planet, while the second two thirds. . . To Shining Star", are space-faring stories. A great many of the stories are really, however, seafaring ones with all the lore of the sea and Chandler's experience in the merchant marine finding expression. Some stories deal directly with the experience of travelling at sea or in space, others tell stories about the people who travel, either on their journeys or once they arrive'.