The Weird by Jeff VanderMeer & Ann VanderMeer

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This isn’t just an anthology, but it’s an incredible historical accounting of how the genre has evolved over time.
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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 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 Miéville, 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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About Jeff VanderMeer & Ann VanderMeer

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JEFF VANDERMEER is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and a past finalist for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy, Stoker, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Published January 24, 2012 by Tor Books. 1153 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Damien Walter on Nov 18 2011

I meant only to pry apart the covers, to take the briefest glance... But the portal opened vistas of weirdness I had not dared even to conceive.

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Reviewed by Sarah on Jun 06 2012

This isn’t just an anthology, but it’s an incredible historical accounting of how the genre has evolved over time.

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