Years Best Weird Fiction

Author: Robert Aickman
Publisher: Year's Best Weird Fiction
ISBN: 9780995094918
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No longer the purview of esoteric readers, weird fiction is enjoying wide popularity. Its remit includes ghost stories, the strange, macabre, supernatural, fantasy, and the outre. Weird fiction is an intersecting of themes and ideas that explore and subvert the Laws of Nature. It is the most diverse and welcoming of all genres.

The Weird

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466803193
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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 won't 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 MiƩville, 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: C. M. Muller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976140488
Size: 74.85 MB
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"A very promising anthology." -Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year An annual anthology of strange and darksome tales by twenty-three of the finest contemporary scribes. Simon Strantzas, Rowley Amato, Malcolm Devlin, M.K. Anderson, Charles Wilkinson, Daniel Braum, Christi Nogle, David Peak, Clint Smith, Amar Benchikha, Cory Cone, Inna Effress, Christian Riley, Adam Golaski, Jessica Phelps, Stephen J. Clark, Armel Dagorn, James Everington, Rebecca J. Allred, John Howard, David Surface, Julia Rust, M.R. Cosby. "Weirdness with truth at its heart." -Des Lewis, Real-Time Reviews

Weird Words

Author: Dan Clore
ISBN: 9780982429648
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Eldritch . . . cacodaemoniacal . . . lucubration . . . Have you ever wondered about the meaning of these and other esoteric words used by Lovecraft and his colleagues? In this immense dictionary, the product of years of scholarship and research, Dan Clore not only defines thousands of words found in the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, and others, but supplies their derivation and, most impressively, provides parallel usages of the words from centuries of English usage, citing authors ranging from Cotton Mather to Henry Kuttner, from Edmund Spenser to Samuel R. Delany. This is a volume that scholars of English usage, enthusiasts of fantasy and horror literature, and readers who love the beauty of the English language will find richly rewarding . . . either to read from beginning to end or to dip into as the mood strikes them. Dan Clore is a free-lance writer and scholar who has published articles in Lovecraft Studies, Studies in Weird Fiction and numerous other journals and critical anthologies. His fiction is collected in The Unspeakable and Others, first published in 2001.

Paper Girls Vol 4

Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534309349
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The mind-bending, time-warping adventure from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988. Collects PAPER GIRLS #16-20

Shadows Tall Trees

Author: Michael Kelly
Publisher: ChiZine
ISBN: 098131774X
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Shadows & Tall Trees is annual anthology of exceptional literary merit, showcasing the best new writers of contemporary weird fiction and strange tales. In 2010 and 2013 the journal was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award for Best Periodical/Magazine. Featuring notable visionaries including Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem, Alison Moore, Nicholas Royle, and Nina Allan, the stories published in Shadows & Tall Trees have been selected for reprint in The Best Horror of the Year, The Best British Stories, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, and Wilde Stories: The Best Gay Speculative Fiction.

Gifts For The One Who Comes After

Author: Helen Marshall
Publisher: Chizine Publications
ISBN: 9781771483025
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2015 World Fantasy Award nominee! "Gifts for the One Who Comes After - saturated with tales of omens and curses, is a gift for the one who comes looking." - Quill & Quire (Starred) Ghost thumbs. Microscopic dogs. One very sad can of tomato soup . . . Helen Marshall's Shirley Jackson Award-Nominee and second collection offers a series of twisted surrealities that explore the legacies we pass on to our children. A son seeks to reconnect with his father through a telescope that sees into the past. A young girl discovers what lies on the other side of her mother's bellybutton. Death's wife prepares for a very special funeral. In Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Marshall delivers eighteen tales of love and loss that cement her as a powerful voice in dark fantasy and the New Weird. Dazzling, disturbing, and deeply moving.

All The Fabulous Beasts

Author: Priya Sharma
ISBN: 9781988964010
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The debut short story collection from acclaimed U.K. writer Priya Sharma, "All the Fabulous Beasts," collects 16 stunning and monstrous tales of love, rebirth, nature, and sexuality. A heady mix of myth and ontology, horror and the modern macabre. 'Priya Sharma explores liminality and otherness with skill and verve in her engaging and haunting stories.' -Alison Moore, Author of the Man Booker shortlisted 'The Lighthouse' "Priya Sharma has been writing and publishing short stories for over a decade, and I'm delighted that she's finally receiving the recognition her work deserves. She's extremely skillful in creating characters with whom we can empathize-no matter their deeds-leading her readers down roads of beauty and horror. I especially love her award-winning novelette 'Fabulous Beasts, ' a perfect piece of storytelling." -Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year series Priya Sharma is a doctor from the UK who also writes short fiction. Her work has appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Albedo one and, among others. She's been anthologised in various annual Best of anthologies by editors like Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Jonathan Strahan and Johnny Mains. Her story "Fabulous Beasts" was on the Shirley Jackson Award shortlist and won a British Fantasy Award.


Author: Clive Barker
ISBN: 9781640074736
Size: 36.39 MB
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"Prepare for mystery, amazement, and danger. Within these pages, sixteen stories and two poems take you out of the ordinary and into the minds of today's masters of dark and thrilling fiction."--Page [4] of cover.