The New Weird
Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer
Tachyon Publications, 2008 - Fiction - 414 pages
Descend into shadowy cities, grotesque rituals, chaotic festivals, and deadly cults. Plunge into terrifying domains, where bodies are remade into surreal monstrosities, where the desperate rage against brutal tyrants. Where everything is lethal and no one is innocent, where Peake began and Lovecraft left off—this is where you will find the New Weird.
Edgy, urban fiction with a visceral immediacy, the New Weird has descended from classic fantasy and dime-store pulp novels, from horror and detective comics, from thrillers and noir. All grown-up, it emerges from the chrysalis of nostalgia as newly literate, shocking, and utterly innovative.
Here is the very best of the New Weird from some of its greatest practitioners. This canonic anthology collects the original online debates first defining the New Weird and critical writings from international editors, culminating in a ground-breaking round-robin piece, “Festival Lives,” which features some of the hottest new names in New Weird fiction.
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Review: The New WeirdUser Review - Eddie - Goodreads
There were a few interesting stories, but not enough to say I really enjoyed the book. On the whole, the stories were just weird for the sake of being weird. No direction, no plot... most just seemed ... Read full review
Review: The New WeirdUser Review - Toolshed - Goodreads
So, here goes: “The New Weird: 'It's Alive?'”, Jeff VanderMeer - 5 Stimuli M. John Harrison, “The Luck in the Head” - 4.5 - the almost-perfect story with the most intriguing, disturbing and elaborate ... Read full review
The Luck in the Head M John Harrison
In the Hills the Cities Clive Barker
Crossing into Cambodia Michael Moorcock
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