February 2022 Contest Winner

Contest Winner

Last month we asked you what “monster” from science fiction and fantasy would you like to help guide you through your life’s adventures. Congrats to Rachael Rodgers! She wins a signed copy of Library of the Sapphire Wind.

I can't think of a better guide through life’s adventures I’d love to have than Proginoskes, the "singular cherubim" from Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door. While outwardly appearing at first to be a “monster,” a drive of dragons, a frightening creature with many differently shaped eyes always opening and shutting, hundreds of constantly moving, fluttering wings, and jets of flame and smoke, this wild being is actually a teacher and a namer, and a fiercely loyal protector and friend.

—Rachael Rodgers