After three weeks rich in content here at Weirdfictionreview, we’d like to know what you’ve enjoyed the most and what you have found the most surprising. Please tell us!
We’d also like to acknowledge the Behemoth in the room once more, the book (or aircraft carrier) that has made this site possible: The Weird: A Compendium of Strange & Dark Stories (Corvus/Atlantic). At 750,000 words and almost 1,200 pages, covering a century of weird fiction, The Weird provided the space and time for us to research weird fiction to the extent that things we discovered will be popping up on this site and in future anthologies for years to come. (It’s also the subject of this really fun piece today, online at The Guardian.)
You can buy The Weird now on Amazon.co.uk and at the Book Depository (free shipping to the US–the publisher’s page for the book has information on additional sellers. We hope you’ll consider picking it up. Also check out this interview in which we talk more about The Weird compendium and read the latest real-time reviews, story-by-story, from Des Lewis and Maureen Kincaid Speller, as well as Solar Bridge. The table of contents for the antho can be found here. John H. Stevens has also written about several stories on SF Signal. The Financial Times has now posted a review as well.
Please also come back Monday, as we will be posting the entire week’s content then, due to the upcoming US Thansgiving holiday. This will include a lot of material on Belgian legend Jean Ray, The Other Side of the Mountain’s Michel Bernanos, a Weird manifesto, the best episode yet in Leah Thomas’s “Reading the Weird” web comic, and much more. You’ll want to check it out early and often. We’ll also begin running a “From the Archives” in case you’ve missed anything.
In future weeks, we will be running fiction from Kathe Koja, Tanith Lee, and Marc Laidlaw, as well as Japanese weird, a unique story by Michael Cisco, and much more.
Thanks very much for your support!