ODD?! Odd Anthology, Odd Video, Odd Subscriptions

(Myster Odd based on a character created by Jeremy Zerfoss. Music by Danny Fontaine; lyrics by Jeff VanderMeer and Danny Fontaine.)


Announcing the release of the unique new fiction anthology ODD?, which asks the question “Is it odd, or are you too normal?” A mix of originals, new translations, and reprints (many of them hard-to-find) that qualify as “strange fiction”, some of it surreal, some horrific, some fantastical, and all of it…odd. (Unless it’s just because you’re too normal.)

—Featuring, among others, Amos Tutuola, Nalo Hopkinson, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Hiromi Goto, Stacey Levine, and Jeffrey Thomas—with new translations by Gio Clairval, Larry Nolen, and Brian Evenson of such classic writers as Gustave Le Rouge, Leopoldo Lugones, and Karl Hans Strobl as well as a brand-new story by Leena Krohn! (Full table of contents below the cut.)

—Brought to you by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, the team behind such anthos as The New Weird, Steampunk Reloaded, Last Drink Bird Head, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, and the Best American Fantasy series.


In addition to Amazon in Germany, France, and the UK, you can buy ODD? at:
Weightless Books
Wizard’s Tower



You can subscribe now and be assured of receiving each volume at a reduced price. It’s a chance to support a cool new project that brings you fiction from writers from around the world.

—For the 3 initial volumes in e-book form, $19.00 (regularly $21)
—For all 3 initial volumes in trade paperback form, $42 (regularly $45)
—For the next two volumes in e-book form and all three in trade paperback form, $51 (regularly $59)

—Shipping and handling within the US is included free for print volumes; outside of the US please add $25

(The print versions will appear at the same time as the next e-book installment–i.e., ODD? Vol 1 will appear in print at the same time as the e-book of Vol 2. Every year starting in 2012, we will publish two volumes.)

Or, become one of our valued “Oddkins” for $65 and receive the e-book and trade paperback versions *plus* all kinds of…odd and unique extras…with the delivery of your trade paperbacks. (US only offer: Extend it now to an additional year for only $110 total.)

—Oddkins living outside of the US alas must add $30 to cover shipping.

A “Super Oddkin” at $275 receives every volume until we die or the series is discontinued (this $275 value is guaranteed with books of equal value written or edited by us should ODD? end early) For those outside of the US, a Super Oddkin status is $400.

—You may designate different delivery email/addresses for the print versus ebook versions if ordering both; i.e., give one version as a gift.

Send a check made out to “Jeff VanderMeer” to POB 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315, or paypal to vanderworld@hotmail.com – you must confirm via email before October 22 that you plan to take advantage of this offer.


The video featured above is a unique short film by Greg Bossert celebrating ODD? Bossert, based just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. has done research and design for feature films—including the Neil Gaiman/Roger Avary adaptation of Beowulf and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland—and worked on creating visuals and sounds for independent films, including the One Minute Weird Tales video series. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction and ESLI Magazine. Find out more at Sudden Sound and his website.


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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” (lyrics)

4 comments on “ODD?! Odd Anthology, Odd Video, Odd Subscriptions

  1. SF Signal will be hosting an odd true life stories contest soon. Link when I have it.

  2. Enjoying this anthology a lot! And not to mention the short film!

    Karin Tidbeck’s The Aunts is fantastic and strange and baroque and poetic.

    Gustave Le Rouge’s “The War of the Vampires” is dancing on my head. In a good way.

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