I’m finally getting a handle on my nonfiction collection, which I turn in about a week from now. The contents have begun to make some sense, thanks in large part to comments from Matt Cheney about the order. This isn’t final, but it’s getting close. All text that’s previously published has been edited and perfected, some of it radically. The idea of focusing on the theme of monsters and the monstrous has meant leaving out some worthy material but what’s gained by that is a more interesting focus. Some of the “monstrous” subtitles will be more subtle in the final, too.