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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You wont find any elves or wizards here... but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

Synopsis:

The Weird is a landmark leviathan-sized anthology of fiction's wilder, stranger, darker shores, featuring an all-star cast of authors, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners: 110 stories spanning a century and including authors such as William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

About the Author

Ann VanderMeer is the Hugo Award-winning editor of Weird Tales magazine and has worked with her husband, Hugo nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning writer Jeff VanderMeer on the genre-defining anthologies The New Weird, Steampunk, and The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.

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uriember, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by uriember)
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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uriember, August 31, 2012 (view all comments by uriember)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765333629
Subtitle:
A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Author:
Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
Editor:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Editor:
Vandermeer, Ann
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
1152
Dimensions:
9.063 x 6.875 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Weird is a landmark leviathan-sized anthology of fiction's wilder, stranger, darker shores, featuring an all-star cast of authors, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners: 110 stories spanning a century and including authors such as William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.
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