Stomping Ground, edited by Neil Baker

The second in April Moon Books’ Short Sharp Shocks series can best be described as a mental menagerie of unconventional giant beasts. Gone are traditional Godzilla and Kaiju type monstrosities and instead what you get is more “Night of the Lepus”. Sadly there are no giant killer rabbits on the rampage but the tongue is most firmly planted in cheek for more than a few of the stories contained herein. If the book solely consisted of giant killer giraffes, beavers and mammoth duck billed platypuses then I would a bit disappointed but editor Neil Baker deftly balances the absurd and outrageous creations with beautifully written and engaging stories.