The Weird

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 amongst its practitioners number 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 boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Mieville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.

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  • Paperback | 1152 pages
  • Corvus
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848876874
  • 9781848876873
  • 55,700

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THE WEIRD has been compiled by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Ann is the Hugo Award-winning editor of Weird Tales magazine (founded 1923) and has worked with her husband Jeff on the World Fantasy Award-winning Leviathan series of anthologies as well as on the genre-defining anthologies The New Weird and Steampunk. Jeff's novel Finch (Corvus 2010) is currently shortlisted for the Hugo and Locus awards.

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