“Studded with literary gems, it’s a hefty, diligently assembled survey of a genre that manages to be at once unsettling, disorientating and bracing in its variety.” --James Lovegrove, Financial Times
“It’s a tremendous experience to go through its 1,126 pages… there are so many delights in this that any reader will find something truly memorable.” --Scotland on Sunday
“Readers eager to explore a world beyond the ordinary need look no further.” --Time Out
“An anthology of writing so powerful it will leave your reality utterly shredded… Give yourself to the weird! Hurl your puny mortal body through the portal the VanderMeers have opened for you, join your lord the Miéville on the other side, give your heart and soul to the saints that stand at his feet, to the mad prophets that have prepared you for his coming. Open the pages of the new gospel of The Weird.” --Guardian.co.uk
“Unmissable!” – The Guardian
“The definitive collection of weird fiction… its success lies in its ability to lend coherence to a great number of stories that are so remarkable different and yet share the same theme.” --TLS
This is the best collection of weird/strange fiction since David Hartwell's The Dark Descent.
I had been blowing through short stories before I got to this compendium, but now I find myself going back to reread earlier entries before even finishing the book!
There are stories I've never read from my favorite authors as well as great stories from authors I've never heard of.
This book was a birthday present I received last year from some dear friends who know my love for weird fiction. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. ZM GENTIS
Meh. 40% of the stories are mediocre (entertainment wise), 40% are not worth the read at all, and 20% are amazing, the ones that really put you back on your heels, and make you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Josh M. Levin
A wonderful collection of Lovecraft style stories. It will take MANY days to read all the stories in this book!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
What's missing in this horror compendium? See if you can guess. If you are a horror short story lover as I am, this is the anthology to have on your shelf. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paula Cappa Reviews
A great compilation of the spooky, strange and unsettling !Published 8 months ago by Susan Natalizia
Awesome, awesome, awesome. I'd give it TEN stars. If you enjoy really well-written weird/horror tales, you deserve this treat. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Scarlet Cooks
I love this crazy compilement of strange stories.this book really gets the imagination flowing.its a darker read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by VGCarollo
This huge tome reproduces stories from many of the most celebrated horror and fantasy authors of the last 100 or so years. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joshua Davis