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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

uriember, January 1, 2013

This book have everything. If you like odd, offbeat fiction with a strong dollop of the supernatural, you will not find a better book. Ever. Really - this is probably my favorite anthology of all time. It covers the whole 20th C with stories of staggering quality from a very diverse collection of writers, many of whose work has not been known or is only slightly known in English, from Indian to Japanese to German voices, as well as many more. It also has pieces from the writers you'd expect and probably know if you're thinking about buying this book (like Lovecraft and Gaiman). All in all, it is an amazing piece of work.
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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

uriember, August 31, 2012

This monstrosity will satisfy your craving for Weird ficton for a good long time - it's enormous. One of the absolute best anthologies of this or any other decade. Seriously. The depth of short fiction covered in this anthology is amazing, and a significant amount is not originally in English and so has almost certainly not been seen by an English-speaking audience. For every amazing story that you might already know (or author you already know you love), there are 10 awaiting you who you've probably never heard of, but will find absolutely stunning. Not to mention overlooked gems from the past in English. And this after I'm only halfway through the book. My favorite book I've bought in at least the last ten years.
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