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This avant-garde anthology that presents and defines the New Weird -- a hip, stylistic fiction that evokes the gritty exuberance of pulp novels and dime-store comic books -- creates a new literature that is entirely unprecedented and utterly compelling. Assembling an array of talent, this collection includes contributions from visionaries Michael Moorcock and China Miéville, modern icon Clive Barker, and audacious new talents Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, and Sarah Monette. An essential snapshot of a vibrant movement in popular fiction, this anthology also features critical writings from authors, theorists, and international editors as well as witty selections from online debates.
Ann VanderMeer is the award-winning publisher and editor of Buzzcity Press. Jeff VanderMeer is the coauthor of The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases and the founder and coeditor of the Ministry of Whimsy Press. He is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the International Horror Guild Award. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The New Weird: "It's Alive?"||p. ix|
|The Luck in the Head||p. 5|
|In the Hills, the Cities||p. 29|
|Crossing into Cambodia||p. 63|
|The Braining of Mother Lamprey||p. 81|
|The Neglected Garden||p. 109|
|A Soft Voice Whispers Nothing||p. 117|
|The Lizard of Ooze||p. 159|
|Watson's Boy||p. 175|
|The Art of Dying||p. 207|
|At Reparata||p. 225|
|Letters from Tainaron||p. 253|
|The Ride of the Gabbleratchet||p. 263|
|The Gutter Sees the Light That Never Shines||p. 287|
|New Weird Discussions: The Creation of a Term||p. 317|
|"New Weird": I Think We're the Scene||p. 333|
|Tracking Phantoms||p. 337|
|Whose Words You Wear||p. 345|
|European Editor Perspectives on the New Weird||p. 349|
|Festival Lives||p. 365|
|Death in a Dirty Dhoti||p. 365|
|Cornflowers Beside the Unuttered||p. 375|
|All God's Chillun Got Wings||p. 379|
|Constable Chalch and the Ten Thousand Heroes||p. 385|
|Golden Lads All Must...||p. 391|
|Forfend the Heavens' Rending||p. 398|
|Recommended Reading||p. 405|
|Biographical Notes||p. 409|
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