Esta compilação de histórias estranhas organizada por Laird Barron possui contos de Jeffrey Ford, John Langan, Sofia Samatar ou Jeff Vandermeer. A lista completa de conteúdos pode ser consultada no site do organizador e eis a sinose:
Welcome to the weird! Acclaimed author and editor Laird Barron, one of weird fiction’s brightest exponents, brings his expert eye and editorial sense to the inaugural volume of the Year’s Best Weird Fiction. 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 outré. 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. Hence, in this initial showcase of weird fiction you will discover tales of horror, fantasy, science fiction, the supernatural, and the macabre. Contributing authors include Jeffrey Ford, Sofia Samatar, Joseph S. Pulver Sr, John Langan, Richard Gavin, and W. H. Pugmire.
Após uma dica de João Barreiros no facebook, fiquei curiosa. A capa relembra os livros de há 4 décadas e por um bom motivo:
“Scarfolk is a town in north-west England that did not progress beyond 1979. The entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. In Scarfolk children must not be seen OR heard, and everyone has to be in bed by 8 p.m. because they are perpetually running a slight fever…”
Part-comedy, part-horror, part-satire, Discovering Scarfolk is the surreal account of a family trapped in the town. Through public information posters, news reports, books, tourist brochures and other ephermera, we learn about the darker side of childhood, school and society in Scarfolk.
A massive cult hit online, Scarfolk re-creates with shiver-inducing accuracy and humour our most nightmarish childhood memories.
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Aqui está outra antologia que promete. Organizada por Kelly Link e Gavin J. Grant, reúne histórias com monstros diversos, escritas por autores como Paolo Bacigalupi ou Patrick Ness. Podem encontrar aqui uma lista completa das histórias:
Predatory kraken that sing with and for – their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Here you’ll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a landform that claims lives, and an architect of hell on earth. Through these – and monsters that defy categorization – some of today’s top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged … and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.
Após a excelente crítica de Larry Nolen tenho aguardado o lançamento de mais uma antologia que, como o nome indica, se centra bastante no Japão e realça algumas diferenças culturais. Eis então a lista completa de histórias, e a sinopse:
From the editors of the acclaimed science fiction anthology The Future Is Japanese comes Phantasm Japan, which collects new stories – from the best Western and Japanese fantasists – that explore new worlds, ancient worlds, and this world.