From the Author
Years later, I would see the Disney version and,though the story isn't all that similar to the original, I liked thecomedic aspects of it. However, I was disappointed with the Beast'stransformation--call me strange, but I actually preferred him as he was.
Beauty and His Beast is a story that's been percolating in my brain for a few years now.It's a mashup of the original stories, the Disney version, and bit ofanother book that has nothing to do with Beauty and the Beast, but wasmy absolute favourite when I was really young: Disney's The Black Hole: A Spaceship Adventure for Robots.
This story is not dark, not very long, and not particularly serious--just mysilly take on a much loved, oft-retold fairy tale... in space.