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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 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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    Rafael Tages Melo If you want something to stand out in your shelf, buy this book. More than 100 stories, one better than the last. To those that like the weird, the supernatural, the paranormal - you�´ll be amazed. The book looks like it�´s one of those long lost tomes of old - black hard cover with detailed dust jacket - it has style and content. A gem of these days, really. by Rafael Tages Melo

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    Matthew A Cheney Foreward by Michael Moorcock

    Alfred Kubin, "The Other Side" (excerpt), 1908 (translation, Austria)

    F. Marion Crawford, "The Screaming Skull," 1908

    Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows," 1907

    Saki, "Sredni Vashtar," 1910

    M.R. James, "Casting the Runes," 1911

    Lord Dunsany, "How Nuth Would Have Practiced his Art," 1912

    Gustav Meyrink, "The Man in the Bottle," 1912 (translation, Austria)

    Georg Heym, "The Dissection," 1913 (new translation by Gio Clairval, Germany)

    Hanns Heinz Ewers, "The Spider," 1915 (translation, Germany)

    Rabindranath Tagore, "The Hungry Stones," 1916 (India)

    Luigi Ugolini, "The Vegetable Man," 1917 (new translation by Anna and Brendan Connell, Italy; first-ever translation into English)

    A. Merritt, "The People of the Pit," 1918

    Ryunosuke Akutagawa, "The Hell Screen," 1918 (new translation, Japan)

    Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett), "Unseen-Unfeared," 1919

    Franz Kafka, "In the Penal Colony," 1919 (translation, German/Czech)

    Stefan Grabinski, "The White Weyrak," 1921 (translation, Poland)

    H.F. Arnold, "The Night Wire," 1926

    H.P. Lovecraft, "The Dunwich Horror," 1929

    Margaret Irwin, "The Book," 1930

    Jean Ray, "The Mainz Psalter," 1930 (translation, Belgium)

    Jean Ray, "The Shadowy Street," 1931 (translation, Belgium)

    Clark Ashton Smith, "Genius Loci," 1933

    Hagiwara Sakutoro, "The Town of Cats," 1935 (translation, Japan)

    Hugh Walpole, "The Tarn," 1936

    Bruno Schulz, "Sanatorium at the Sign of the Hourglass," 1937 (translation, Poland)

    Robert Barbour Johnson, "Far Below," 1939

    Fritz Leiber, "Smoke Ghost," 1941

    Leonora Carrington, "White Rabbits," 1941

    Donald Wollheim, "Mimic," 1942

    Ray Bradbury, "The Crowd," 1943

    William Sansom, "The Long Sheet," 1944

    Jorge Luis Borges, "The Aleph," 1945 (translation, Argentina)

    Olympe Bhely-Quenum, "A Child in the Bush of Ghosts," 1949 (Benin)

    Shirley Jackson, "The Summer People," 1950

    Margaret St. Clair, "The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles," 1951

    Robert Bloch, "The Hungry House," 1951

    Augusto Monterroso, "Mister Taylor," 1952 (new translation by Larry Nolen, Guatemala)

    Amos Tutuola, "The Complete Gentleman," 1952 (Nigeria)

    Jerome Bixby, "It's a Good Life," 1953

    Julio Cortazar, "Axolotl," 1956 (new translation by Gio Clairval, Argentina)

    William Sansom, "A Woman Seldom Found," 1956

    Charles Beaumont, "The Howling Man," 1959

    Mervyn Peake, "Same Time, Same Place," 1963

    Dino Buzzati, "The Colomber," 1966 (new translation by Gio Clairval, Italy)

    Michel Bernanos, "The Other Side of the Mountain," 1967 (new translation by Gio Clairval, France)

    Merce Rodoreda, "The Salamander," 1967 (translation, Catalan)

    Claude Seignolle, "The Ghoulbird," 1967 (new translation by Gio Clairval, France)

    Gahan Wilson, "The Sea Was Wet As Wet Could Be," 1967

    Daphne Du Maurier, "Don't Look Now," 1971

    Robert Aickman, "The Hospice," 1975

    Dennis Etchison, "It Only Comes Out at Night," 1976

    James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon), "The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Terrible Things to Rats," 1976

    Eric Basso, "The Beak Doctor," 1977

    Jamaica Kincaid, "Mother," 1978 (Antigua and Barbuda/US)

    George R.R. Martin, "Sandkings," 1979

    Bob Leman, "Window," 1980

    Ramsey Campbell, "The Brood," 1980

    Michael Shea, "The Autopsy," 1980

    William Gibson/John Shirley, "The Belonging Kind," 1981

    M. John Harrison, "Egnaro," 1981

    Joanna Russ, "The Little Dirty Girl," 1982

    M. John Harrison, "The New Rays," 1982

    Premendra Mitra, "The Discovery of Telenapota," 1984 (translation, India)

    F. Paul Wilson, "Soft," 1984

    Octavia Butler, "Bloodchild," 1984

    Clive Barker, "In the Hills, the Cities," 1984

    Leena Krohn, "Tainaron," 1985 (translation, Finland)

    Garry Kilworth, "Hogfoot Right and Bird-hands," 1987

    Lucius Shepard, "Shades," 1987

    Harlan Ellison, "The Function of Dream Sleep," 1988

    Ben Okri, "Worlds That Flourish," 1988 (Nigeria)

    Elizabeth Hand, "The Boy in the Tree," 1989

    Joyce Carol Oates, "Family," 1989

    Poppy Z Brite, "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood," 1990

    Michal Ajvaz, "The End of the Garden," 1991 (translation, Czech)

    Karen Joy Fowler, "The Dark," 1991

    Kathe Koja, "Angels in Love," 1991

    Haruki Murakami, "The Ice Man," 1991 (translation, Japan)

    Lisa Tuttle, "Replacements," 1992

    Marc Laidlaw, "The Diane Arbus Suicide Portfolio," 1993

    Steven Utley, "The Country Doctor," 1993

    William Browning Spenser, "The Ocean and All Its Devices," 1994

    Jeffrey Ford, "The Delicate," 1994

    Martin Simpson, "Last Rites and Resurrections," 1994

    Stephen King, "The Man in the Black Suit," 1994

    Angela Carter, "The Snow Pavilion," 1995

    Craig Padawer, "The Meat Garden," 1996

    Stepan Chapman, "The Stiff and the Stile," 1997

    Tanith Lee, "Yellow and Red," 1998

    Kelly Link, "The Specialist's Hat," 1998

    Caitlin R. Kiernan, "A Redress for Andromeda," 2000

    Michael Chabon, "The God of Dark Laughter," 2001

    China Mieville, "Details," 2002

    Michael Cisco, "The Genius of Assassins," 2002

    Neil Gaiman, "Feeders and Eaters," 2002

    Jeff VanderMeer, "The Cage," 2002

    Jeffrey Ford, "The Beautiful Gelreesh," 2003

    Thomas Ligotti, "The Town Manager," 2003

    Brian Evenson, "The Brotherhood of Mutilation," 2003

    Mark Samuels, "The White Hands," 2003

    Daniel Abraham, "Flat Diana," 2004

    Margo Lanagan, "Singing My Sister Down," 2005 (Australia)

    T.M. Wright, "The People on the Island," 2005

    Laird Barron, "The Forest," 2007

    Liz Williams, "The Hide," 2007

    Reza Negarestani, "The Dust Enforcer," 2008 (Iran)

    Micaela Morrissette, "The Familiars," 2009

    Steve Duffy, "In the Lion's Den," 2009

    Stephen Graham Jones, "Little Lambs," 2009

    K.J. Bishop, "Saving the Gleeful Horse," 2010 (Australia)

    Afterward by China Mi�©ville by Matthew A Cheney

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