Wonderful news: The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories has won the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology! We’re absolutely thrilled and humbled by this honor. Thanks are due to many people: the writers who contributed their stories to The Weird, the translators who helped us bring new translations of great stories into print, the judges for the BFA, our fellow nominees (all wonderful books), and, of course, the readers who love The Weird and appreciate what we set out to do. Regrettably, we were unable to attend the British Fantasy Award ceremony, but our brilliant translator Gio Clairval did accept the award on our behalf, for which we are very grateful. We also taped an acceptance speech, which you can watch here:
Meanwhile, here at Weirdfictionreview.com this week, we’ve already seen new installments in the columns of regular contributors Edward Gauvin and Nancy Hightower on French fantasists and weird art, respectively. We are also featuring stories this week from two luminaries of weird fiction, one classic, one contemporary: Bruno Schulz’s “The Comet,” published here in a new translation from John Curran Davis, and Michael Cisco’s “The Vile Game of Gunter and Landau.” The latter story is reprinted from an anthology of stories written in tribute to Schulz, This Hermetic Legislature, published earlier this year by Ex Occidente Press in a beautiful, deluxe oversized hardcover edition. (Readers may recall another anthology from Ex Occidente previously featured on WFR, produced in a similar fashion.)
Ex Occidente is also providing an exclusive offer here on WFR: readers can purchase This Hermetic Legislature, normally offered at $150, for the special discounted price of $80, plus $10 for shipping. And, if you take advantage of this offer, Ex Occidente will add one free book to your order. This is an incredible deal well worth consideration, but in order to qualify for this offer, you must mention Weirdfictionreview.com when you place your order.
Readers can find more information about This Hermetic Legislature and ordering information on Ex Occidente’s website.