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"

The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell
Hammers on Bone (Persons Non Grata, #1)
The Ballad of Black Tom
There Is No Antimemetics Division
Universal Harvester
Gideon Falls, Vol. 6: The End
Borne (Borne #1)
Gideon Falls, Vol. 5: Wicked Worlds
The Fisherman
The Hike
We Need to Do Something
The Houseguest and Other Stories
Dead Astronauts (Borne #2)
Agents of Dreamland (Tinfoil Dossier, #1)
Ether, Vol. 1: Death of the Last Golden Blaze (Ether, #1)
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)
Teatro Grottesco
Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)
The White People and Other Weird Stories by Arthur MachenHarvest Home by Thomas TryonCollected Ghost Stories by M.R. JamesThe Great God Pan by Arthur MachenThe House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
Folk Horror
233 books — 89 voters

Village of the Mermaids by Carlton Mellick IIIHavoc Swims Jaded by David J. SchowBlack Leviathan Prophecy by Paul     RobertsThe Innswich Horror by Edward LeeJohn Dies at the End by David  Wong
Oddly Lovecraftian
9 books — 2 voters
Mirrored Voices by Paul MorabitoOutside History by Eavan BolandKhimaira by Henry ParlandTimelines by Carolyn O'ConnellSomething with Blood in the Title by Khurt Khave
Speculative poetry
30 books — 8 voters

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisTimeline by Michael CrichtonThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerBlack Creek by Dan   KempThe Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Books with Non-Linear Time
64 books — 16 voters
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen RussellThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonSomething is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IVAnansi Boys by Neil GaimanAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
North American Supernatural Realism
51 books — 9 voters

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