Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer have recently co-edited such anthologies as Best American Fantasy #1 & 2, Steampunk, Steampunk Reloaded, The New Weird, Last Drink Bird Head, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, and Fast Ships, Black Sails. They are the co-authors of The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Future projects include The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Fictions for Atlantic. Jeff’s latest books are the the novel Finch, a World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award finalist, the story collection The Third Bear, the nonfiction collection Monstrous Creatures, the coffee table book The Steampunk Bible (with S.J. Chambers), and the writing strategy guide Booklife. Ann is the editor-in-chief of Weird Tales magazine and has a regular art column on the popular SF/fantasy website io9. Together, they have been profiled by National Public Radio and the NewYork Times’ Papercuts blog. They are active teachers, and have taught at Clarion San Diego, Odyssey, and the teen writing camp Shared Worlds, for which Jeff serves as the assistant director. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with too many books and four cats. For more information, visit www.jeffvandermeer.com.
ODD?by Ann VanderMeer
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ODD?, a new anthology series devoted to eclectic fiction, usually with a fantastical, horrific, magic realist, or surrealist approach. You might also call it strange or even weird. But as the subtitle of “Is it odd or are you too normal?” suggests, “odd” is a truly subjective evaluation. One person’s “what the heck?!” is another person’s “eh—saw that yesterday.”
Each volume will contain reprints (some of them not available otherwise except in expensive limited editions), previously unpublished stories, and new translations of classic and hard-to-find stories. We are committed to bringing you odd material from all over the world, from the past one hundred years, all of it bound together simply by dint of being idiosyncratic, unusual, out-of-the-ordinary.
Here's the full table of contents:
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer - Introduction
Amos Tutuola - "The Dead Babies"
Gustave Le Rouge - "The War of the Vampires" (translation by Brian Evenson and David Beus)
Jeffrey Ford - "Weiroot"
Leopoldo Lugones - "The Bloat Toad" (translation by Larry Nolen)
Mark Samuels - "Apt 205"
Michael Cisco - "Modern Cities Exist Only to Be Destroyed"
Nalo Hopkinson - "Slow Cold Chick"
Sumanth Prabhaker - "A Hard Truth About Waste Management"
Hiromi Goto - "Stinky Girl"
Eric Basso - "Logues"
Edward Morris - "Lotophagi"
Karin Tidbeck - "The Aunts"
Jeffrey Thomas - "The Fork"
Rikki Ducornet - "The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi”
Leena Krohn – “The Night of the Normal Distribution Curve” (translation by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
Amanda le Bas de Plumetot - "Unmaking"
Karl Hans Strobl - "The Head" (translation by Gio Clairval)
Caitlin R. Kiernan - "A Child's Guide to the Hollow Hills"
Stacey Levine - "Sausage"
Danny Fontaine & Jeff VanderMeer – “Myster Odd Theme Song”
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