Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday #7 – Weird Titles/Covers

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cloakedreading-2400pxI had a lot of fun searching for weird looking covers and found some creepy, but beautiful books to share with you. I hope you enjoy this one and maybe you’ll discover something you like, too. 

Welcome to the weird!

I’m not the biggest Horror/Speculative fiction reader but I’m very interested in reading and exploring these genres. And reading short fiction seems like a good approach. I’ve found this anthologies/short story collections and not going to lie, the covers are what drew me at first, they are beautiful. I can only hope I’ll like the content just as much. 

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“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.”

Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume One

Contributing authors: Jeffrey Ford, Sofia Samatar, Joseph S. Pulver Sr, John Langan, Richard Gavin, and W. H. Pugmire.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume Two

Contributing authors: Julio Cortazar, Jean Muno, Karen Joy Fowler, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Carmen Maria Machado, Nathan Ballingrud, and more.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume Three

Contributing authors: Robert Aickman, Matthew M. Bartlett, Sadie Bruce, Nadia Bulkin, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Conn, Brian Evenson, L.S. Johnson, Rebecca Kuder, Tim Lebbon, Reggie Oliver, Lynda E. Rucker, Robert Shearman, Christopher Slatsky, D.P. Watt, Michael Wehunt, Marian Womack, Genevieve Valentine.


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Shadows & Tall Trees, Issue 5

The acclaimed literary journal Shadows & Tall Trees has featured authors short-listed for the Man Booker Award, and World Fantasy Award winners. Several of our stories have been reprinted in “Year’s Best” anthologies and have garnered numerous award nominations.


Whether through the falsified historical record of the uniquely weird Swedish creature known as the “Pyret” or the title story, “Jagannath,” about a biological ark in the far future, Tidbeck’s unique imagination will enthrall, amuse, and unsettle you. 

Shock Totem 10: Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted

In this tenth issue of “Shock Totem,” you will find fiction from Trace Conger, David G. Blake, Thana Niveau, Margaret Killjoy, and eight other fantastic authors.


Thanks for reading,

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