Suggestions for stories featuring nonhuman main characters?
September 22, 2010 10:57 AM Subscribe
Anyone know good examples of stories with nonhuman points of view? Bonus points for having no human characters at all.
posted by vienaragis to Media & Arts (55 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently looking for strong examples of fiction told from the point of view of a nonhuman. Animal main characters, mythical beasts, aliens, etc. Anything nonhuman works, and I want to steer away from stories that are primarily about the creature's relationship with humans. I'm hungry for foreign perspectives without a lot of comparisons.
Examples I've enjoyed so far:
A Whisper of Wings by Paul Kidd
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker
There's a lot to be found aimed at kids (that's how I found Silverwing), but I'd like to avoid children's stories. The reading understandably tends to be too light there. Still, if the point of view is well done, I'll give it a shot.
No need to keep it books. Short stories, poems, and any other written medium would be awesome. Thanks!