"Mapping the Beast" collects the best fiction from the landmark anthology series "Leviathan" and its sister publication "Album Zutique". From the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, "Leviathan" provided confrontational, sometimes controversial surreal short stories, and helped chart the limits of fantasy fiction. Contributors to "Mapping the Beast" include Edgar Award winner Jeffrey Ford, Crawford Award winner K.J. Bishop, NEA Fellow Brian Evenson, Philip K. Dick Award winner Stepan Chapman, World Fantasy Award winner Zoran Zivkovic and many others. Editor and founder Jeff VanderMeer provides an indepth introduction and story notes to a collection sure to appeal to readers and academics alike.