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The New Weird By Ann VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer Jay Lake Jeffrey Ford Sarah Monette Paul Di Filippo Michael Moorcock China Miéville The New Weird 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
  • Title: The New Weird
  • Author: Ann VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer Jay Lake Jeffrey Ford Sarah Monette Paul Di Filippo Michael Moorcock China Miéville
  • ISBN: 9781892391551
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New Weird By Ann VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer Jay Lake Jeffrey Ford Sarah Monette Paul Di Filippo Michael Moorcock China Miéville 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 Mi ville, modThis 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 Mi ville, 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.ContentsIntroduction The New Weird It s Alice by Jeff VanderMeer The Gutter Sees the Light That Never Shines by Alistair Rennie Watson s Boy by Brian Evenson Cornflowers Beside the Unuttered by Cat Rambo Jack by China Mi ville In the Hills, the Cities by Clive Barker Forfend the Heaven s Rending by Conrad Williams Locust Mind by Daniel Abraham Tracking Phantoms by Darja Malcolm Clarke Constable Chalch and the Ten Thousand Heroes by Felix Gilman The Lizard of Ooze by Jay Lake Festival Lives Preamble An Essay by Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer At Reparata by Jeffrey Ford Immolation by Jeffrey Thomas The Art of Dying by Darja Malcolm Clarke Whose Words You Wear by K J Bishop The Neglected Garden by Kathy Koja Letters from Tainaron by Leena Krohn The Luck in the Head by M John Harrison Crossing Cambodia by Michael Moorcock Death in a Dirty Dhorti by Paul Di Filippo All God s Chillun Got Wings by Sarah Monette The Braining of Mother Lamprey by Simon D Ings The Ride of the Gabbleratchet by Steph Swainston A Soft Voice Whispers Nothing by Thomas Ligotti European Editor Perspectives on the New Weird An Essay by Martin ust, Michael Haulica, Hannes Riffel, Jukka Halme, Konrad Walewski The New Weird I Think We re the Scene by Michael Cisco New Weird Discussions The Creation of a Term by various authors
    The New Weird By Ann VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer Jay Lake Jeffrey Ford Sarah Monette Paul Di Filippo Michael Moorcock China Miéville The New Weird Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Feb , New Weird is a type of urban, secondary world fiction that subverts the romanticized ideas about place found in traditional fantasy, largely by choosing realistic, complex real world models as the jumping off point for creation of settings that may combine elements of The New Weird by Ann VanderMeer Jan , 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. New Weird TV Tropes New Weird The New Weird movement is a post modernist take on certain kinds of literary genre fiction In a nutshell, it s a specific genre of Scifi Fantasy Horror literature that does not follow the conventions of derivative Sci Fi, Fantasy or Horror, without being an outright parody or deconstruction. A Beginner s Guide to the New Weird Genre New Weird Books In the introduction to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer s anthology, The New Weird, New Weird is defined as a type of urban, secondary world fiction that subverts the romanticized ideas about place found in traditional fantasy, largely by choosing realistic, complex real world models as
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    1. Ann VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer Jay Lake Jeffrey Ford Sarah Monette Paul Di Filippo Michael Moorcock China Miéville

      Ann VanderMeer is an American publisher and editor, and the second female editor of the horror magazine Weird Tales She is the founder of Buzzcity Press.Her work as Fiction Editor of Weird Tales won a Hugo Award Work from her press and related periodicals has won the British Fantasy Award, the International Rhysling Award, and appeared in several year s best anthologies Ann was also the founder of The Silver Web magazine, a periodical devoted to experimental and avant garde fantasy literature.In 2009 Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H Segal won a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine Though some of its individual contributors have been honored with Hugos, Nebula Awards, and even one Pulitzer Prize, the magazine itself had never before even been nominated for a Hugo It was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2009.

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    1. This may be the best collection I ve read in a decade.I d been through Mieville and Vandermeer, cut my teeth on Lovecraft, a pile of slipstream, Barker, but I didn t feel as though I had much of a handle on what New Weird was or why I was drawn to it Boy, I loved every story in this volume, including the oddly vulgar Rennie story at the end Perhaps if slipstream makes you feel a little strange and the _Feeling Very Strange_ anthology would make a nice companion to this book , New Weird makes you [...]


    2. Overall, not a bad anthology, mixing elements of horror, sci fi and fantasy Most of the stories are not original to this book, so if you re a fan of the authors, it s likely you ve read them before They tend toward the dark, extreme and often grotesque and disgusting, so if that s not your scene, you probably won t enjoy.My main issue with the book is its tendency toward navel gazing It should have just stuck with presenting the work, rather than going on and on about how to define the term new [...]


    3. I ve been reading The New Weird lately, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer s recent Tachyon collection of the sort of bizarre, visceral, urban fantasy that s had the placard card reading New Weird hung about its neck for the past few years.If anything, this collection seems a younger sibling to the 2004 Thunder s Mouth Press anthology New Worlds New Weird certainly owes a debt to the New Wave the inclusion of M John Harrison s The Luck in the Head makes this undeniably clear , and it is M John Harrison him [...]


    4. I enjoy Lovecraft, Mieville, pulp sci fi, so I thought I would love this volume and was eagerly awaiting its publication Alas, I am somewhat disappointed Though I appreciate on an intellectual level the tortuous hand wringing that accompanies the authors attempts to define or simply talk about a genre that could be called New Weird there is an entire section of the book devoted solely to a discussion among various authors about what New Weird is, whether it needs a name, and why , the stories ar [...]


    5. I like the book as a project but the stories in the book were not always very memorable I liked them while I read them and I am glad that I read them but they were a mixed bag Again, not mixed in terms of uneven quality because they all were very well written Just some of the stories didn t do much for me I am changing my rating from three stars to four stars I liked the two new features of the book the selection of essays that ask What is the New Weird and includes authors and editors from the [...]


    6. So far this anthology has some very interesting and disturbing stories in it But here s the most disturbing thing there are no significant women characters None There s even a story of a pair of lovers traveling through eastern Europe but, guess what They are both MEN What is up with that Finished reading This collection of stories is unique in my experience Bizarre Strange Weird New It takes some getting used to but is well worth it There are even a couple of stories at the end that have women [...]


    7. Ever since reading Perdido Street Station, I ve been a sucker for anything described as New Weirdish Sometimes my enthusiasm for the sub genre style movement whatever the hell you call it has been fervent than my appreciation for the examples of it I read So it was nice to find that even the stories by authors whose novels I disliked ah screw it, I m referring to K.J.Bishop and The Etched City I liked in this anthology That said, none of the stories really quite reached the levels that the New [...]


    8. As with any collection, the stories are somewhat hit or miss The precursor stories were actually weaker than the current examples Watson s Boy was my favorite, though At Reparata was the most emotional New Weird as a style is the fever dream of Fantasy and Science Fiction, focused on grotesque organics and oppressive places A large section of the book is devoted to defining the style, which devolves to arguments about whether or not it s worth it to even try, but getting past that and you get so [...]


    9. I ve never cared much for the horror genre , and perhaps that s why I started reading each of the first four stories in this book and gave up and skipped to the next one before deciding to abandon the volume entirely The intro informed me that one of the things that distinguishes New Weird from slipstream and interstitial fiction is influence from the horror genre, along with an eschewing of postmodern techniques that undermine the surface reality of the text or point out its artificiality I mak [...]


    10. I tried to read the whole anthology, I really did However, I found the introduction to be less educational than condecending I attempted to start several stories, but could finish none but China Mieville s Jack which was the story that drew my attention to the anthology in the first place Perhaps I don t get the sub genre, but I just couldn t engage with this material.


    11. Taken as a whole, this collection of New Weird stories might be overwhelming in its surreal, boundary breaking excess, but read little by little, these examples of fantastic writing which relies on no outworn traditions and tropes is refreshing.


    12. My review of this wonderful book is up at The Internet Review of Science Fiction IROSF has folded, sadly, but their wonderful archives remain online irosf q zine article 1July, 2008 The New WeirdA Review of the Anthologyby Ursula Pflug The New WeirdEdited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeerTachyon Publications, trade paperback 432 ppUS 14.95ISBN 13 9781892391551 The New Weird begins with a ten page footnoted introduction by Jeff VanderMeer Later on, in the section entitled Symposium, we find critical ess [...]


    13. Most of these stories are wonderful and intriguing some, not for the faint of heart, but that s not the case for me I found weird with this book, and I love it immensely, even though a few stories are quite bland But for the most part, these stories and authors are wonderful and attribute much with so little.



    14. Although not all of the stories in this collection were satisfying and one, Watson s Son , I hated, the overall quality of writing and richness of imagination of the fiction is impressive I d only read a few writers presented in this collection before Moorcock, Mieville, and Barker and the exposure to over a dozen writers was welcome I plan to read from several of them books by M John Harrison, Simon D Ings, Jeffrey Thomas, and K.J Bishop have been added to my to read list Stand out stories are [...]


    15. Stimuli contains short New Wave and New Horror fiction pieces which the anthologists consider precursors of New Weird These are almost all quite good The Luck in the Head, by M John Harrison In the Hills, the Cities, by Clive Barker Crossing into Cambodia, by Michael Moorcock The Braining of Mother Lamprey, by Simon D Ings The Neglected Garden, by Kathe Koja A Soft Voice Whispers Nothing, by Thomas Ligotti Evidence contains short fiction pieces which the anthologists hold as examples of contempo [...]


    16. So, here goes The New Weird It s Alive , Jeff VanderMeer 5StimuliM John Harrison, The Luck in the Head 4.5 the almost perfect story with the most intriguing, disturbing and elaborate world in this collection for me it all seemed as if it was based on some sort of a nightmare and one that I would not fancy having at that.Michael Moorcock, Crossing into Cambodia 4Clive Barker, In the Hills, the Cities 3Simon D Ings, The Braining of Mother Lamprey 4.5Kathe Koja, The Neglected Garden 4.5 Thomas Ligo [...]


    17. Uneven collection Finished the first section, entitled Stimuli Stories from six different authors from UK and US Never read any of these pieces before Post reading impressions follow The Luck in the Head by M John Harrison Lucid A catalogue of strange details that does not suffer diminishing returns because the fear, bewilderment arrogance is crucial to the writing, rather than a display of writerly gifts alone MJH is literate like few genera authors.In the Hills, the Cities by Clive Barker Abse [...]


    18. I chose this book because really, China Mieville can t write fast enough While the book is in part a discussion of labels for lit, it also is a great selection of writing The word new at first worried me, when I found older tales in a 2008 collection However, one was one of my favorites, In the Hills, the Cities This is one I can never forget and love to re read It proved to be a collection of things I had not read.des the above, Mieville s Jack I had also read and liked The end includes essays [...]


    19. This is one of the best anthologies I ve ever read It is laid out brilliantly, including an explanation of what the movement or moment is all about, a section that offers stories in which we may find the roots of New Weird, a section that proposes to offer exemplars of New Weird, and a round robin that is unfortunately pretty forgettable created just for this book The book follows in the footsteps of Feeling Very Strange A Slipstream Anthology, but does a superior job of summing up what the genr [...]


    20. I spent the months leading up to the 2015 NecronomiCon reading my way through the greats of Weird fiction Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen, etc , so when this anthology got mentioned during one of the panels I happily hunted it down in the hopes it would lead me to cosmic horrors yet unrealized Unfortunately for me, it appears I m the Bob Seger of Weird fiction, as this collection did almost nothing for me.It starts promisingly enough, with an essay by editor Jeff Vandermeer on what New Weird is or [...]


    21. This genre is super fun because it s shamelessly grotesque, as well as sinisterly and patently ridiculous Much of the hilarity comes from the frequent crossing of the fine and squiggly line between Lovekrafkaesque existential dread and Pratchetterian or Gaimanic silliness I don t normally care so much for the pseudo Victorian setting Steampunk yay, hierarchical fantasy yawn in novels, but I m starting to see the appeal when it s not played straight There is just so much imagination and wonder on [...]


    22. It s difficult to assign a point value to this book, because the stories were hit n miss On the other hand it did what I wanted by showing me authors to look out for and others to avoid That being said none of the stories really excited me the way that Chine Mieville has I don t think Mieville s own story in the collection would have interested me as much as it did if I hadn t read his other works The poorer stories were The M John Harrison story was intended to unsettling and did so in the most [...]


    23. This book has four sections, the third of which reprints a blog discussion about whether the New Weird exists or not Judging from the contents of this book, it doesn t But really, I think it does The first part are some stories that supposedly influenced the New Weird, but they are of varying quality, and of varying weirdness Part 2 has some actual New Weird stories 9 of them and while they aren t all great, some of them are great and only a couple of them didn t do anything for me at all Part 4 [...]


    24. A neat collection focused on an area of genre literature I didn t even know had a name and which, according to the debates in the book, may or may not actually deserve to be treated as a distinct moment or movement The focus is a particular kind of fantastic fiction, the most visible producer of which is China Mieville, of whom I am a fan It is fiction that tends to be gothic and highly crafted, and which tends to focus on cities and bodies I m not sure whether it really does deserve to be named [...]


    25. I really like Jeff VanderMeer, China Mieville, and other authors featured in this book, and I m intrigued by the new direction of fantasy they represent Some of the stories collected here work for med some do not Many are honestly too gruesome and or baroque for me, such as The Luck in the Head by M John Harrison Watson s Boy by Brian Evenson is an example of a profoundly strange, unsettling story that doesn t rely on horrible things happening to bodies for its impact And it s always good to go [...]


    26. 3,5 4 Jsou to pov dky, tak n kter jsou lep a n kter jsou podle m hor , i kdy vylo en slab kousky tu nejsou Na druhou stranu m ale ani nic nechytlo tak, abych tomu dala 5.New weird je divn nr Slepenec toho zvl tn ho z nr jako jsou sci fi, fantasy urban i jin pod nry , krimi a v jedn z pov dek je dokonce n co jako steampunk znut magick m realismem Ov em bizarnosti, absurdnosti a podobn fantasknosti jsou tu opentleny vysok m stylem P r pov dek vyb z svou divnost k zamy len Co je lov k Jak se m lov [...]


    27. Most of my favorite authors of recently published fiction fall within the New Weird genre category, but reading this compilation convinced me that not all New Weird is worth my time Doing uncomfortable things with embodiment and body boundaries seems to be a prominent recurring theme in New Weird fiction The best authors do brilliant things with this Jeff VanderMeer s fungal infiltrators and China Mieville s punitive grafts are the stuff of nightmares Unfortunately, some authors working in the N [...]


    28. Tato kniha tro ku p ipom n p edstaven Divadla J ry Cimmrmana Je zde n kolik pov dek z tohoto nru a pak tak r zn odborn osv tov l nky, p epis diskuz na internetu i seznam doporu en literatury.N dra Perdido mne hodn oslovilo a tak jsem si kal, zda i jin auto i z tohoto nru ne nru p tak dob e A v t to knize jsem na to nena el odpov N kter p b hy byly takov hodn vypr zdn n a formalistick podobn probl m jsem m l i s v b rem pov dek z nov vlny steam punku ale jin byly opravdu poveden Nejv c mne zaujal [...]


    29. It s easy to imagine two different readers reacting in opposite ways to The New Weird One might find it delightfully odd the other might find it as terrifying as Kafka on LSD And a third might find it delightfully odd because it s as terrifying as Kafka on LSD Certainly, no one is likely to find it boring.The New Weird is a well organized anthology, with a short, useful introduction a section entitled Stimuli, containing older selections though not very old the oldest piece, by Michael Moorcock, [...]


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