The ToC for The Weird
, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, was just revealed on Jeff’s blog. Now, I’m going to be biased due to a translation of mine, “Mister Taylor” by Guatemalan writer Augusto Monterroso, appearing there, but I do think this 750,000 word reprint anthology will be one of those anthologies that readers of all stripes, particularly those who like one or more iterations of weird fiction, ought to own. There are authors who have fallen from the limelight, authors from non-Anglo-American literary traditions, stories that are classics and those who just might surprise you. Even if I didn’t have a story appearing here, I’d want to own this one (it comes out in the UK in mid-October, with a possible US publication some time later) as soon as it was on the market due to the high probability that I would discover several outstanding writers/stories.
Also, when the associated Weird Fiction Review site launches near release date, expect some content related to this ToC there. I am quite excited about this and hopefully there will be others excited as well. If you want to weigh in with your thoughts on the ToC or just to express your interest (or even disinterest, if that suits you more) in the stories, please leave a comment below.