101 Weird Writers Preview: Alfred Kubin: The Tortured Triumph of "The Other Side"

Starting in January, Weirdfictionreview.com will begin its “101 Weird Writers” series, based on the contents of The Weird compendium. This piece on Kubin, whose “The Other Side” is excerpted at the beginning of The Weird, is a prologue to that series. Tomorrow, WFR will post another piece on Kubin by Paul Charles Smith. — Jeff VanderMeer (The city of Pearl, […]

101 Weird Writers #35 — Robert Aickman: May Bury You (On Robert Aickman’s "The Hospice")

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Robert Aickman (1914 – 1981) was an English writer of what he called “strange stories”; he wrote over thirty of […]

101 Weird Writers #34 — Amos Tutuola: “A Nightmare of Indescribable Adventures”: Style and "The Complete Gentleman"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Amos Tutuola (1920 — 1997) was a largely self-taught Nigerian writer who became internationally praised for books based in part on Yoruba […]

Weirdfictionreview.com’s 101 Weird Writers: #3 – Julio Cortázar: Examining the Strange Transformation of "Axolotl"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Weirdfictionreview.com will feature a different writer. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Julio Cortázar (1914 — 1984) was an Argentine writer […]