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Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2

by Kathe Koja (Editor), Michael Kelly (Editor)

Other authors: Nathan Ballingrud (Contributor), Siobhan Carroll (Contributor), Julio Cortazar (Contributor), Amanda C. Davis (Contributor), KM Ferebee (Contributor)16 more, Karen Joy Fowler (Contributor), Cat Hellisen (Contributor), Kima Jones (Contributor), Michael Kelly (Foreword), Caitlin R. Kiernan (Contributor), Tomasz Alen Kopera (Cover artist), Rich Larson (Contributor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contributor), Usman T. Malik (Contributor), Nick Mamatas (Contributor), Sunny Moraine (Contributor), Jean Muno (Contributor), Sarah Pinsker (Contributor), Karin Tidbeck (Contributor), Charles Wilkinson (Contributor), Isabel Yap (Contributor)

Series: Year's Best Weird Fiction (2)

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Acclaimed author Kathe Koja brings her expert eye and editorial sense to the second volume of the Year's Best Weird Fiction. Contributing authors include Julio Cortazar, Jean Muno, Karen Joy Fowler, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Carmen Maria Machado, Nathan Ballingrud, and more. No longer the purview of esoteric readers, weird fiction is enjoying wide popularity. Chiefly derived from early 20th-century pulp fiction, its remit includes ghost stories, the strange and macabre, the supernatural, fantasy, myth, philosophical ontology, ambiguity, and a healthy helping of the outre. At its best, weird fiction is an intersecting of themes and ideas that explore and subvert the Laws of Nature. It is not confined to one genre, but is the most diverse and welcoming of all genres.… (more)
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Koja, KatheEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, MichaelEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ballingrud, NathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carroll, SiobhanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cortazar, JulioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, Amanda C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferebee, KMContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Karen JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hellisen, CatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, KimaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, MichaelForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kiernan, Caitlin R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kopera, Tomasz AlenCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Larson, RichContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Machado, Carmen MariaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malik, Usman T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mamatas, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moraine, SunnyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Muno, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pinsker, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tidbeck, KarinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilkinson, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Acclaimed author Kathe Koja brings her expert eye and editorial sense to the second volume of the Year's Best Weird Fiction. Contributing authors include Julio Cortazar, Jean Muno, Karen Joy Fowler, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Carmen Maria Machado, Nathan Ballingrud, and more. No longer the purview of esoteric readers, weird fiction is enjoying wide popularity. Chiefly derived from early 20th-century pulp fiction, its remit includes ghost stories, the strange and macabre, the supernatural, fantasy, myth, philosophical ontology, ambiguity, and a healthy helping of the outre. At its best, weird fiction is an intersecting of themes and ideas that explore and subvert the Laws of Nature. It is not confined to one genre, but is the most diverse and welcoming of all genres.

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Contains:
  • Foreword / Michael Kelly
  • At Home with the Weird / Kathe Koja
  • The Atlas of Hell / Nathan Ballingrud
  • Wendigo Nights / Siobhan Carroll
  • Headache / Julio Cortázar
  • Loving Armageddon / Amanda C. Davis
  • The Earth and Everything Under / K.M. Ferebee
  • Nanny Anne and the Christmas Story / Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Girls Who Go Below / Cat Hellisen
  • Nine / Kima Jones
  • Bus Fare / Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Air We Breathe Is Stormy, Stormy / Rich Larson
  • The Husband Snitch / Carmen Maria Machado
  • Observations About Eggs from the Man Sitting Next to me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Carmen Maria Machado
  • Resurrection Points / Usman T. Malik
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop / Nick Mamatas
  • So Sharp That Blood Must Flow / Sunny Moraine
  • The Ghoul / Jean Muno
  • A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide / Sarah Pinsker
  • Migration / Karin Tidbeck
  • Hidden in the Alphabet / Charles Wilkinson
  • A Cup of Salt Tears / Isabel Yap
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