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    DescriptionFrom 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 Mieville, 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


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    Title
    The Weird
    Subtitle
    A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ann Vandermeer, Edited by Jeff Vandermeer, Foreword by Michael Moorcock
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1126
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 57 mm
    Weight: 1,424 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765333605
    ISBN 10: 0765333600
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FM, FYB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
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    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 82
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23420000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009040
    DC22: 808.83/8738
    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000
    DC21: 808.839
    LC classification: PN6071.H727 W45 2012
    Edition statement
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    Publisher
    Tor Books
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    08 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    "THE WEIRD "was compiled and edited by Hugo Award-winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer. They have recently co-edited such anthologies as "Best American Fantasy; Best American Fantasy 2"; "Steampunk"; "Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded"; "The New Weird"; "Last Drink Bird Head"; "Fast Ships, Black Sails"; and "The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities." They are the co-authors of "The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals: The Evil Monkey Dialogues." Jeff's latest books include "Finch," a World Fantasy and Nebula Award-finalist; the short story collection "The Third Bear"; the non-fiction collection "Monstrous Creatures"; the coffee table book "The Steampunk Bible "(co-authored with S. J. Chambers); and the writing guide "Booklife." Ann is the editor-in-chief of "Weird Tales "magazine, the oldest fantasy magazine in the world, and is a regular contributor to the popular science fiction and fantasy web-site "io9." Together, they have been profiled by National Public Radio and online at WIRED. com and the "New York Times's Arts Beat "blog. Both active teachers, they have taught at the Clarion and Odyssey writing workshops and the teen summer camp Shared Worlds, where Jeff serves as the assistant director. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with too many books and four cats.
    Review quote
    Praise for THE WEIRD: "What is good about the majority of these stories is precisely that they leave you with many more questions than answers, the mark, in my view, of a superior kind of fiction... It does, in fact, what most of our best fiction does, irrespective of category." --Award-winning author Michael Moorcock, from his introduction "These texts, dead and/or not, burrow, and we cannot predict everything they will infect or eat their path through. But certainly your brain, and they will eat the books you read from today on, too. That is how the Weird recruits." --China Mieville, bestselling and award-winning author of "Embassytown", from his afterword "Studded with literary gems, it's a hefty, diligently assembled survey of a genre that manages to be at once unsettling, disorientating and bracing in its variety." --"James Lovegrove, Financial Times ""It's a tremendous experience to go through its 1,126 pages... there are so many delights in this that any reader will find something truly memorable." --"Scotland on Sunday""Readers eager to explore a world beyond the ordinary need look no further." --"Time Out""""An anthology of writing so powerful it will leave your reality utterly shredded... Give yourself to the weird! Hurl your puny mortal body through the portal the VanderMeers have opened for you, join your lord the Mieville on the other side, give your heart and soul to the saints that stand at his feet, to the mad prophets that have prepared you for his coming. Open the pages of the new gospel of The Weird." --"Guardian.co.uk""Unmissable!"" - The Guardian""The definitive collection of weird fiction... its success lies in its ability to lend coherence to a great number of stories that are so remarkable different and yet share the same theme." --"TLS"""