Annihilation: Visionary, Surreal, and Satisfying Cover Art: Finding Ways to Showcase the Weird for Readers

Annihilation, the first novel of my Southern Reach series, debuts next week in the U.S., Canada, and Hungary, with the UK edition out in late February and another dozen foreign-language editions to follow — including the Spanish and Hungarian editions showcased below. In Annihilation, the mysterious Area X has been cut off from the rest of the world for […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.”   – Keats Reviewed in this column: Love Among the Particles and Other Stories by Norman Lock (Bellevue Literary Press, 2013) The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla; trans. Mitch Ginsburg (Tor Books, 2013) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books, 2013) The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain; […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.”  – Keats Reviewed in this column: The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher Books, 2012) Boneland by Alan Garner (Fourth Estate, 2012) Celebrant by Michael Cisco (Chômu Press, 2012) The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington (Orbit, 2012) American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit, 2013) Samuel Johnson famously opined that “when […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.” – Keats Reviewed in this column: The Man who Walked Through Walls by Marcel Aymé, trans. Sophie Lewis (Pushkin Press, London, 2012) Requiems and Nightmares by Guido Gozzano, trans. Brendan and  Anna Connell (Hieroglyphic Press, 2012) The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories by Andrew Duncan (PS Publishing Ltd, 2012) Crackpot Palace by Jeffrey Ford (William […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews

The mere touch of cold philosophy.” – Keats Reviewed in this column: Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman, trans. Nick Caistor and Lorenza García (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA; Pushkin Press, UK, 2012) Communion Town by Sam Thompson (Fourth Estate, 2012) Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway (Granta Books, 2012) After more of a hiatus than I intended (let’s just […]

The Mere Touch: Weird Reviews: Maureen Kincaid Speller

The mere touch of cold philosophy.” – Keats Reviewed in this column: The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit, NY, 2012) Ivyland by Miles Klee (OR Books, NY, 2012) Shiny Thing by Patricia Russo (Papaveria Press, 2011) Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY, 2012 Recently, the New Yorker has, a little unexpectedly, produced a science-fiction issue. […]

The Weird: Approaches and Foci

All editors have key concepts or ideas about the approach to creating an anthology. Here are a few of the ideas and foci that occurred to us during the preliminary steps of creating The Weird anthology and during the process of research and selection. — Ann & Jeff Edited in the context of: Avoid the Great Certainty (certainty and making […]