The New Weird

The New Weird

Paperback - 2008
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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.
Published: San Francisco : Tachyon Publications, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781892391551
Branch Call Number: F NEW
Characteristics: xviii, 414 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: VanderMeer, Jeff
VanderMeer, Ann


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Jun 29, 2012

This genre "New Weird" which most of my favourite sci-fi authors feel inaccurately describes their work, I feel accurately describes exactly what I am looking for in Science Fiction:

1. NEW

I loved this anthology. I went out and read most of the included author's works and was not disappointed in the least.


theorbys Jan 22, 2012

A stand out collection of vividly written New Weird horror stories. The book is very self conscious of its genre, or marketing niche, and discusses it at length in the intro and a round table discussion appendix; What is New Weird? Is it already dead? Etc. I found it kind of interesting in a trivial sort of way, but these people sure take it seriously. Above all the stories are strong and original. I particularly liked The Gutter Sees The Light That Never Shines: short, nasty, and hilarious.


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