Symbol of a Nation


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This title was the nominated for the 2017 Ursa Major Awards for “Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work”, and was also nominated for the 2017 Coyotl Awards for “Best Anthology”.

National animals, from fierce predators and raptors to peaceful herbivores and songbirds, mark great significance in the nations they represent, whether as an emblem of war and defense or a symbol of friendship and tourism.

But these mascots aren’t restricted to just nations. Look at individual states and towns, political cartoons, and even cereal boxes. Animals have been long-since used as a representation of pride and respect all over the world, and the stories contained in Symbol of a Nation show that pride in full glory.

Whether it’s the fennec of Algeria or the sable antelope of Zimbabwe, show your respect for the symbols of these nations.


Featuring the following stories:

Didus ineptus Linnaeus by Roz Gibson
A Poor Uncle’s Apprentice by BanWynn Oakshadow
Remembering the Forgotten by H. J. Pang
The Moon Like an Unhatched Egg by Mary E. Lowd (2017 Ursa Major Award-nominated story)
Crossroads the Namib by Jako Malan (2017 Leo Award-winning story)
Sdani White Wings by Jennifer Sowle
The Scent of Lantana by Frances Pauli
Huitaca by Televassi
To the Kingdom They Come by H. J. Pang
Bread and Butter by Allison Thai
The Lion of the Low Countries by Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden (2017 Leo Award-winning story)

Cover by Jennifer “Pac” Rodriguez

Editor: Fred Patten
Style:  Literary Work
Content:  Anthology
Pages: 220
ISBN: 978-0-99791-254-8
Parental Rating:  PG
Publication Date:  June 2017


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