GIVEAWAY – The Weird edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Admittedly, this has nothing to do with my current event Special Needs in Strange Worlds, but I honestly can’t help myself. A few weeks ago I received a review copy of The Weird in the mail. Then, last week, someone from Tor emailed me to make sure I got it in the mail. Little did she know that I was going to email her back and tell her that I loved the book so much I really, really wanted to do a giveaway with it so I could hopefully share my excitement with someone else. I didn’t expect her to write me back and say it would be okay to do a giveaway, but she did. I figured doing it at the beginning of my event would be a good idea – kind of like an advanced “thanks for participating/reading these posts and making this event hella fun to put together and pull off.”

So here it is – my giveaway of The Weird.

About the book

A landmark, eclectic, leviathan-sized anthology of fiction’s wilder, stranger, darker shores. From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird and amongst its practitioners number some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities; you won’t find any elves or wizards here… but you will find the boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Miéville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.

Contest Rules

1. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only (sorry everyone else).

2. To enter this giveaway you must either leave a comment here (with your email address) or email me directly. Sarah (at) bookwormblues (dot) net

3. Contest is open until May 31.

Good luck to all who enter.


14 Responses

  • Thanks for the opportunity Sarah! Been wanting to read this, although it might take me a whole year!

  • Thaddeus Smith

    Love the new look of the blog! This collection looks great. Would love to read this one 🙂

  • joe57

    Sounds like a interesting book, certainly has some great authors in it. Who knew kraken liked to read? jscanlon57(at)gmail(dot)com

  • I’ve had my eye on this one for quite a while now. Count me in, please!

  • I was sold by the cover, and then I read the list of authors: it look great! 🙂

  • Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    mybookishways at yahoo dot com

  • Maria

    That sounds like a great anthology. Would love to read it.

  • Galena

    This looks interesting! ostipow at

  • I’d like to win a copy! johnowentrout at gmail dot com
    (I never win anything, so the Weirdest thing possible would be for me to win this book!)

  • I’ve been intending to pick this one up. There are a number of authors with whom I’m not familiar included in this book. That deficiency must be corrected.

  • I totally want to read this. Please let me win! Thanks for the chance.

  • Matthew Crocker

    These are the only editors, besides Gardner Dozois, whose names I recognise solely for their anthologies, and I’ve loved every one of their books! Great little publishing house.

  • Incredible collection. I had the chance to flip through it the other day. Looking forward to picking this up. Unless I win a copy. M3woods at gmail dot com.

  • This book sounds like a great read. Count me in!

    stefan DOT gore AT gmail DOT com

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