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Weird Tales: The 21st Century, Volume 1

by Sean Wallace (Editor), Stephen H. Segal (Editor)

Other authors: Barth Anderson (Contributor), Phil Brucato (Contributor), Trent Hergenrader (Contributor), Gerard Houarner (Contributor), Lisa Mantchev (Contributor)8 more, William Markly O'Neal (Contributor), Paul E. Martens (Contributor), Kurt Newton (Contributor), Peadar O Guilin (Contributor), Richard Parks (Contributor), Holly Phillips (Contributor), Anita Zofia Siuda (Cover artist), Carrie Vaughn (Contributor)

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Originally founded in the 1920s with the mission of finding and publishing"the next Edgar Allan Poe," the dark-fantasy magazine Weird Tales hasfeatured such mind-bending authors of unearthly fiction as H. P. Lovecraft, RayBradbury, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and Stephen King... and now you coulddiscover the myriad horrors of Weird Tales in a brand-newformat!… (more)

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A man discovers a vending machine that dispenses real body parts. A boy's father is killed in the mines daily, but keeps reporting in for work. A sacrificial virgin slays the dragon but fails to find the release she was expecting. A group of drunken revelers attracts the attention of the Wild Hunt. That last was pretty good, but most of the other stories struck me as typical, and not particularly weird by any definition. The best one is about a bear that moves into a suburban neighborhood and has an affair with another man's wife. Laugh-out-loud funny. ( )
  chaosfox | Feb 22, 2019 |
As the name says it, this is the first anthology for the new millenium of stories that have appeared in Weird Tales magazine. Overall, a solid collection--no clunkers here. Among the stories that stood out for me:

Bob Bodey's Body Parts - A real loser of a human being finds a gumball machine that dispenses body parts, which turn out to be a little too real. Gross and funny.

The Past Never Dies - The premise of a troubled young person who sees ghosts and the gruff retired detective who she's teamed up sounds pretty overdone. However, Holly Phillips' writing really makes the characters and their emotions salient. I'd definitely be interested in following these characters into other stories.

For Fear of Dragons - Pretty short piece about sacrificing virgins to dragons. I rather liked its rather subtle feminist take on the material.

The Drain - An interesting tale of cursed objects and vampirism. ( )
  CarlosMcRey | Aug 13, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wallace, SeanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Segal, Stephen H.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, BarthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brucato, PhilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hergenrader, TrentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Houarner, GerardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mantchev, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Markly O'Neal, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martens, Paul E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newton, KurtContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O Guilin, PeadarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parks, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, HollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Siuda, Anita ZofiaCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vaughn, CarrieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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