New Weird

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 the jumping off point for creation of settings that may combine elements of both science fiction and fantasy."

New Weird is largely inspired by the pulp horror serials of the past, such as those compiled in the magazine "Weird Tales," to which acclaimed horror author H.P. Lovecraft was a major contributor. New Weird, in

Borne (Borne #1)
This World is Full of Monsters
Dead Astronauts (Borne #2)
A Song for Quiet (Persons Non Grata #2)
The Strange Bird: A Borne Story
The Last Days of New Paris
A Peculiar Peril (The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead, #1)
The Border Keeper (Mkalis Cycle, #1)
This Census-Taker
The Grand Dark
The Body Library (John Nyquist, #2)
Greener Pastures
The Secret of Ventriloquism
The Erstwhile (The Vorrh Trilogy, #2)
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1)
The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2)
The City & the City
Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)
City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris, #1)
Borne (Borne #1)
The Etched City
Finch (Ambergris, #3)
The New Weird
The Fisherman by John  LanganProvidence Act 1 by Alan MooreJohn Dies at the End by David  WongThe Rim of Morning by William  SloaneAlan Moore's The Courtyard by Alan Moore
Cosmic & Lovecraftian Horror
211 books — 25 voters
American Gods by Neil GaimanNeverwhere by Neil GaimanPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe City & The City by China Miéville
Best Outside-the-box Speculative Fiction
616 books — 458 voters

American Gods by Neil GaimanPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleAnnihilation by Jeff VanderMeerHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Best Weird Fiction Books
756 books — 1,068 voters
Havoc Swims Jaded by David J. SchowVillage of the Mermaids by Carlton Mellick IIIThe Innswich Horror by Edward LeeBlack Leviathan Prophecy by Paul     RobertsThe Dunwich Romance by Edward Lee
Oddly Lovecraftian
9 books — 2 voters

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela CarterWe Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley JacksonFrankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Eerie fictions written by women
197 books — 41 voters
Area X by Jeff VanderMeerRoadside Picnic by Arkady StrugatskyUzumaki by Junji ItoIce by Anna KavanDhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
86 books — 30 voters

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Jeff VanderMeer
Perché, dopo averla rinviata in così tanti modi, credo che la mia trasformazione sarà più radicale del previsto, che potrei diventare davvero qualcosa di simile alla creatura lamentosa. A quel punto vedrò la luna vera?
Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance

Jeff VanderMeer
My Manager forced me to put my beetle in my own ear, a clear waste and an act that gave me nightmares: of a burning city through which giant carnivorous lizards prowled, eating survivors off of balconies. In one particularly vivid moment, I stood on a ledge as the jaws closed in, heat-swept, and tinged with the smell of rotting flesh. Beetles intended for the tough, tight minds of children should not be used by adults. We still remember a kinder, gentler world.
Jeff VanderMeer, The Third Bear

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