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Looking for transformation books.

I am doing a weekly transformation book review.

Does anyone have any suggestions for books to review?

A Miracle of Rare Design by Mike Resnick is an epic transformation novel.

Lady: My Life as a Bitch - Melvin Burgess (Young Adult)

Wow! How many transformation novels do you want?

The Abandoned, a.k.a. Jennie, by Paul Gallico. Boy is transformed into cat.


The Stray Lamb, by Thorne Smith. Mr. T. Lawrence Lamb, a staid banker, is transformed into lots of animals.

Transmutation NOW!, by Phil Geusz. Actually, a lot of books by Phil Geusz about men turning into rabbits, or horses. The Book of Lapism, Descent, Freedom City, etc.


This will do to get started.

I’ll endorse “Lady: My Life as a Bitch”. I haven’t read “A Miracle of Rare Design” yet; I’ll have to get it. Thanks for the recommendation.


I hear the Altered States anthology is getting closer to release, but it might not be until Anthrocon. It will feature a collection of transformation stories. Phil Geusz probably has several stories in there; transformation has been his thing for years :slight_smile:

My novel Huvek has the main human character becoming nonhuman by the end. Might be what you’re looking for, though transformation is not the theme of the book.

Actually, no. This is the first I’ve heard of it.

Ive been focusing on novels for years now, and perhaps haven’t been as attentive towards marketing my older short works as I should’ve been.

Thanks for thinking of me, though! =:)

Thank you for all the recommendations. I will have a look at them all.

A transformation anthology without a Phil Geusz story? I wouldn’t have thought it possible :smiley:

I would love to read that! Do you have a link?

Also, I have a TF novella coming out this year from Red Ferret Press. THE GOAT: Building a Perfect Victim. As the release date gets closer, maybe I can arrange a pdf or something?

https://www.catprog.org/Reviews.html is a link to the last twenty

I’ll bookmark it on my end.

Tried to read Huvek and Lady: My Life as a Bitch today.

I do not think either will be in the series.

You might want to check out my upcoming paranormal sci-fi thriller, first in a werecat family saga. ALWAYS GRAY IN WINTER releases August 10, 2017 from Thurston Howl Publications. From the back cover copy:

“The modern day remnant of an ancient clan of werecats is torn apart by militaries on three continents vying to exploit their deadly talents. Born in an ethnic Chicago neighborhood following her family’s escape from Cold War-era Poland, were-lynx Pawly flees underground to protect her loved ones after genetically-enhanced soldiers led by rogue scientist and rival werecat Mawro overrun her Navy unit in the Gulf of Oman. Pawly’s family seeks her out in a desperate gambit to return their ancestral homeland and reconcile with their estranged kinsmen. But when her human lover arrives to thwart Mawro’s plan to weaponize their feral bloodlust, Pawly must face a daunting choice: preserve her family secrets and risk her lover’s life or chance her true nature driving him away forever.”

More on me and my book, including incredible artwork of my werecats, may be found on at https://www.mark-engels.com/

Thank you for your consideration!


I will check it out. Thank you.

I have written reviews of some of these.

I saw those.

A bit too adult for my review series.

Hi there! My new young adult fantasy novel, Mist, features characters who can shapeshift. You can check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Mist-Amy-Fontaine/dp/1945247142/ I hope you will enjoy it! :slight_smile:

Forgot to check back in with you but my friend and Thurston Howl Publication’s stablemate Wolphicorn’s post reminded me…my werecat book is out now too from THP! Hope you’ll enjoy it.


The Raven and the Reindeer by Ursula Vernon (writing at T. Kingfisher) is also a transformation story. We recently published the paperback edition: