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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catfantastic - LibraryThing
'New Weird' is a fantasy sub-genre. It blends the elements of fantasy, science fiction and horror, with a deliriously grotesque aesthetic. The stories take place in a secondary world that's urban, but ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - francomega - LibraryThing
Caught my attention by focusing on the titular SF literary movement. A lot of good writers in the collection: China Mieville, Clive Barker, Michael Moorcock, etc. However, typical anthology disclaimer: stories can be hit or miss. 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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