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 - Chrystal Hays - Goodreads
I chose this book because really, China Mieville can't write fast enough. While the book is in part a discussion of labels for lit, it also is a great selection of writing. The word "new" at first ... Read full review
Review: The New WeirdUser Review - Goodreads
I spent the months leading up to the 2015 NecronomiCon reading my way through the greats of Weird fiction (Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen, etc.), so when this anthology got mentioned during one of the ... Read full review
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