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The massive UK edition of THE WEIRD: A COMPENDIUM OF STRANGE AND DARK STORIES, which has devoured our lives for so long, has been chugging along and appears to be a favorite holiday gift for many–now available for Kindle on Amazon.co.uk, in addition to the print version. (Table of contents of this 750,000-word, almost 1,200-page century-covering antho, with 116 stories can be found here if you’ve missed it.) Everyone from Stephen King and Angela Carter to Jamaica Kincaid and Shirley Jackson, Julio Cortazar to Kelly Link, with seven translations specially commissioned for the antho.
In addition to a hilarious shout-out at the Guardian online, a great review in the Financial Times, four stars from Time Out London, and being SF Books book of the month (you can vote for the antho in their annual poll), here are some quotes from other reviews:
“The definitive collection of weird fiction, 110 stories from the early 1900s to the present…a massive undertaking, and its success lies in its ability to lend coherence to a great number of stories that are so remarkably different and yet share a theme: the phenomenal world is merely a shadow and the numinous is an inscrutable, sometimes hostile, reality.” – The Times Literary Supplement
“[An] incredible anthology…a tremendous experience going through its 1,126 pages. There are so many delights that any reader will find something truly memorable.” – Scotland on Sunday
“A behemoth filled with stories of genre-bending strangeness.” – Easy Living
Finally, we’re happy to announce that Liza Gorinsky at Tor Books has acquired the North American rights to The Weird. The anthology will appear in a trade paperback format with a short-run of hardcovers as as an add-on, both in May 2012. The ebook will be available by February. A small contents change to the North American ebook: the Buzzati story will not be included but J. Robert Lennon’s “The Portal” from Weird Tales will be added. The print version will remain the same as the UK edition.
Here’s the cover of the North American edition: