THE NEW WEIRD ANTHOLOGY (knives out)
(The cover, along with a detail of the cover photo, from Insect Lab.)
New Weird anyone?
Hey--why are there writers on that cover who definitely aren't New Weird?
Really. I hadn't noticed. Well, perhaps you should wait until you see how they're deployed before complaining.
My favorite New Weird author isn't on the cover. Why did you exclude this person?
It's early days. We haven't solicited all the content yet. The antho comes out in spring 2008.
You hate New Weird as a term. You're on the record about that. You're a hypocrite.
No, I can just hold two semi-opposing ideas in my head at the same time without going mad.
Who the heck is "Felix Gilman"? What is a "Leena Krohn"?
All in the fullness of time, grasshopper. Now get on board this leaf and go cross that raging river over there.
The New Weird from Tachyon Publications is the first collection devoted to a “moment in time” and a “movement” that has quickly become a clear subgenre within fantasy, and one that has received the lion’s share of critical and often reader acclaim and attention since 2001.
In addition to the main reprint fiction section, the anthology will also include such added highlights as critical writings about New Weird, excerpts from the original, often heated online discussion about the term “New Weird”, an exciting “Laboratory” section featuring some of the most interesting writers in fantasy fiction (Hal Duncan, Paul Di Filippo, Sarah Monette, and others), commentary from continental Europe on the mutation of the term "New Weird," and such original fictions as the story that became K.J. Bishop’s award-winning novel The Etched City.
Editors Jeff & Ann VanderMeer have forty years of editing experience between them and have edited anthologies and publications that have won or been nominated for every award in the field. This may, of course, be the anthology that kills them.