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

There Is No Antimemetics Division
Dead Astronauts (Borne, #2)
The Grand Dark
The Beauty
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again
The Border Keeper (Mkalis Cycle #1)
A Peculiar Peril (The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead, #1)
If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe (John Dies at the End, #4)
Creeping Jenny
I Am The River
The Shadow Saint (The Black Iron Legacy, #2)
The Broken God (The Black Iron Legacy, #3)
Within Without
Ambergris (Ambergris, #1-3)
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1)
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #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
The New Weird
Finch (Ambergris, #3)

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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

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