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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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tor Books
Release: 2012-01-24
File: 1152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466803190

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS A landmark, eclectic, leviathan-sized anthology of fiction's wilder, stranger, darker shores. The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to prize winners: Ben Okri George R.R. Martin Angela Carter Kelly Link Franz Kafka China Miéville Clive Barker Haruki Murakami M.R. James Neil Gaiman Mervyn Peake Michael Chabon Stephen King Daphne Du Maurier and more... Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities; You will find the boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Ann VanderMeer
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Release: 2011-10-31
File: 1152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857894878

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This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere-the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much... Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to. The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them...

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Eleanor Brown
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2011-01-20
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101486376

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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Release: 2017-01-31
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781910924396

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A man making a deal with the devil to get his dead wife back. A ghostly co-worker haunting the office. Two spooked cops at a roadblock. A funeral like no other. A detective investigating a missing person report might go missing herself. One man pondering about life and death with his finger on the trigger. A man returning home after dropping his family at the airport finds his home haunted. Whips and shackles are not the only ways to enslave; there is another way, a mystical way, the zombie way. These are peculiar and scary stories in THE WEIRD, a collection of seven dark and strange tales. Table of contents: Red Impish Demon Ghost Worker Zombie Scare Death’s Given Chance Absentis What to Live For Soul Eviction Zombie Slave

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Genre: Fiction
Author: A.Rosaria
Publisher: A.Rosaria
Release: 2013-11-12
File: 130 Pages
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The Weird Fiction Megapack collects both modern and classic stories from the classic pulp magazine, Weird Tales, with selections ranging throughout the 20th Century, but focusing mainly on the classic era of the 1930s. Included are works by many famous authors, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, E. Hoffmann Price, Tennessee Williams, and many more -- with an emphasis on great but less-well-known stories that readers may not have encountered before. "To Become a Sorcerer," by Darrell Schweitzer (included here) was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Included are: BOY BLUE, by Steve Rasnic Tem TAP DANCING, by John Gregory Betancourt TO BECOME A SORCERER, by Darrell Schweitzer THE GOLGOTHA DANCERS, by Manly Wade Wellman THE DEATH OF ILALOTHA, by Clark Ashton Smith THE SALEM HORROR, by Henry Kuttner THE DISINTERMENT, by H.P. Lovecraft and D.W. Rimel THE SEA-WITCH, by Nictzin Dyalhis VINE TERROR, by Howard Wandrei THE PALE MAN, by Julius Long WEREWOLF OF THE SAHARA, by G.G. Pendarves TRAIN FOR FLUSHING, by Malcolm Jameson THE DIARY OF PHILIP WESTERLY, by Paul Compton MASK OF DEATH, by Paul Ernst THE GIRL FROM SAMARCAND, by E. Hoffmann Price THE MONKEY SPOONS, by Mary Elizabeth Counselman THE VENGEANCE OF NITOCRIS, by Tennessee Williams THE NINTH SKELETON, by Clark Ashton Smith BIMINI, by Bassett Morgan THE CURSE OF YIG, by H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop THE HAUNTER OF THE RING, by Robert E. Howard THE MEDICI BOOTS, by Pearl Norton Swet THE LOST DOOR, by Dorothy Quick DOOM OF THE HOUSE OF DURYEA, by Earl Peirce, Jr. IN THE DARK, by Ronal Kayser And don't forget to check out the other volumes in this series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, single author collections -- and much, much more! Search this ebookstore for "Wildside Megapack" to see the complete list.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Steve Rasnic Tem
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release: 2014-01-14
File: 485 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781434442666

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Reproduction of the original: The Weird Sisters by Richard Dowling

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Richard Dowling
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release: 2020-08-01
File: 92 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783752389401

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Trained as a rabbi, Henry Iliowizi traveled the world teaching before settling down, first in the United States and later in England. Throughout his career as an educator, Iliowizi loved learning about the folk tales and traditions of students who hailed from far-flung locales. In the collection The Weird Orient: Nine Mystic Tales, Iliowizi brings together classic tales from the Persian and Arabic cultural traditions.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Henry Iliowizi
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release: 2014-02-01
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781776531394

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Shoggoths attack in this adrenaline-pumping novel set in the world of H. P. Lovecraft, where the horrors of the cosmos know no limits . . . It was in a way humanoid, as it stood on two legs and possessed two arms that ended in delicate digits that I would dare to call hands. Its skin was a pale blue, like the eggs of a robin, and curiously dry looking. The head was massive with a huge bulbous cranium, a large lipless mouth, and three blood red eyes that stared out at the world with nothing but hate.When it opened its mouth to speak it issued forth the most horrendous of sounds, something empty and hollow, like the wind blowing through a dead tree, and it made me cringe to hear it . . . The story of Dr. Hartwell (Reanimators) continues, but now he has company. Weird company: a witch, a changeling, a mad scientist, and a poet trapped in the form of a beast. These are not heroes but monsters . . . monsters to fight monsters. Their adventures rage across the globe, from the mountains and long-forgotten caves of Antarctica to the dimly lit backstreets of Innsmouth that still hold terrifying secrets. The unholy creatures released upon the world via the ill-fated Lake expedition to Antarctica must be stopped. And only the weird company stands in their way. Continuing in the fashion of Reanimators, The Weird Company finds Lovecraft expert Pete Rawlik taking some of the most well-known of H. P. Lovecraft’s creations and creating a true Frankenstein monster of a story—a tale more horrific than anything Lovecraft could have imagined . . . Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Pete Rawlik
Publisher: Skyhorse
Release: 2014-10-07
File: 286 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781597805599

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Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird… The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option. Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Cecy Robson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-12-04
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101606919

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