Weird Fiction

A “weird tale,” as defined by H.P. Lovecraft in his nonfiction writings and given early sanctuary within the pages of magazines like Weird Tales (est. 1923) is a story that has a supernatural element but does not fall into the category of traditional ghost story or Gothic tale, both popular in the 1800s. As Lovecraft wrote in 1927, the weird tale “has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains.” Instead, it represents the pursuit of some indefinable and perhaps maddeningly unreachable understanding of the world beyond the mundane — a ‘certain atmosphere ...more

New Releases Tagged "Weird Fiction"

What Moves the Dead
The Watchers
The House of a Hundred Whispers
Nuestra parte de noche
Starve Acre
Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One (Tales from the Gas Station, #1)
Hummingbird Salamander
Borne (Borne, #1)
There Is No Antimemetics Division
Universal Harvester
Dead Astronauts (Borne, #2)
In the Shadow of Spindrift House
The House on Abigail Lane
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1)
The City & the City
Borne (Borne, #1)
The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2)
The King in Yellow
At the Mountains of Madness
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris, #1)
House of Leaves
Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
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North American Supernatural Realism
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