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  • Title: Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2
  • Author: Kathe Koja Michael Kelly Nathan Ballingrud Julio Cortázar Karen Joy Fowler Jean Muno Caitlín R. Kiernan Nick Mamatas
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  • Page: 124
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  • Acclaimed author Kathe Koja brings her expert eye and editorial sense to the second volume of the Year s Best Weird Fiction Contributing authors include Julio Cortazar, Jean Muno, Karen Joy Fowler, Caitlin R Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Carmen Maria Machado, Nathan Ballingrud, and No longer the purview of esoteric readers, weird fiction is enjoying wide popularity ChiefAcclaimed author Kathe Koja brings her expert eye and editorial sense to the second volume of the Year s Best Weird Fiction Contributing authors include Julio Cortazar, Jean Muno, Karen Joy Fowler, Caitlin R Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Carmen Maria Machado, Nathan Ballingrud, and 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 outre 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 Vol Acclaimed author Kathe Koja brings her expert eye and editorial sense to the second volume of the Year s Best Weird Fiction Contributing authors include Julio Cortazar Jean Muno Karen Joy Fowler Ca

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    1. This is simply an amazing collection of last year s best weird fiction The stories are all somewhere in between urban fantasy and horror, written by talent such as Caitl n R Kiernan, Nathan Ballingrud, and Carmen Maria Machado, the last of which I had never heard of before but am now desperately scrambling to get my hands on everything she s written I love discovering new writers in anthologies, it s part of what I love about them Year s Best Weird Fiction V2 is gorgeous inside and out and clear [...]

    2. After talking to Nathan Ballingrud on my podcast, I have been keeping my eye out for stories of his I had not yet read I knew The Atlas of Hell was in this volume, and I had seen acclaim for the anthology over all So I actually bought this for myself This is only exclamation worthy because I already have a big shelf of unread anthologies of short stories at my house And one of my reading goals for 2016 is to get through some of them It makes perfect sense that I would instead buy a new one It is [...]

    3. Moving from the first volume, curated by Laird Barron, to this one, overseen by Kathe Koja, I find that, for the most part, the tendencies I set forth for the fuzzy set of weird fiction mostly hold true This is good because I definitely don t have it in me to try anything like that again Part of this, I have to admit, is me being a contrarian sick of the explosion of listicles and think pieces and articles on weird fiction these days, which possibly hit rock bottom with this article, which someh [...]

    4. YEAR S BEST WEIRD FICTION VOL 2 What is most immediately noticeable in Kathe Koja and Michael Kelly s handsome collection of twenty stories designed by Vince Haig with luscious cover art by Tomasz Alen Kopera, is that the quality of the writing is consistently high and the range of stories represented pleasingly wide which means that the reviewer s task is made easier than is sometimes the case when a collection is less well considered Year s Best Weird Fiction Volume Two includes fabulist stori [...]

    5. My literary tastes trend toward the grindhouse Schlock, melodrama, and spooky spectacle of the un ironic variety To continue to couch this in terms of the cinema, I prefer John Carpenter over David Lynch Stuart Gordon over Lars von Trier Whatever weird fiction might mean, I often than not prefer it to mean horror, and within that association, I like monsters, creepy settings, unsettling imagery, and a little action That s not to say that I don t enjoy fiction that s intellectual or cerebral But [...]

    6. Perhaps not as viscerally haunting as the first volume edited by Laird Barron , Year s Best Weird Fiction 2 maintains the high quality standard of contemporary dark fiction Editors Kathe Koja and Michael Kelly pick from wide source of the supernatural and the sublime, curating tales that don t fall neatly into any one sub category I hope this series continues for a very long time.

    7. I like the fact that every volume in this series will have a different editor It gives each volume a slightly different feel and it pushes the limits of what weird fiction really is, and can be There is some truly bizarre stuff in here, my favorites being the two stories by Carmen Maria Machado A wonderful, mind blowing reading experience

    8. This second edition is as good, if not better, than the previous first, in my humble opinion And I really enjoyed the first I dig Koja s taste in stories, which seems to favor direct language and bizarrely beautiful characters, with a bit of mythos setting wise I m also pleased to see a large number of these are by women Kelly and Koja have a home run here.

    9. What amazing fun it was to edit this volume, alongside the indefatigable Michael Kelly The TOC is a roadmap to the breadth and depth of the current weird fiction world, but the truest measure of this anthology is its writers voices on the page subtle, despairing, stoic, sly, ironic Open it anywhere, you ll find a story to admire.

    10. This is a great collection I can t compare it to Volume One because I don t have that one yet but I enjoyed Volume Two I found there was diversity in stories and subjects Some were better than others but I enjoyed some of the stories very much I would recommend to anyone who is interested in weird fiction I walked away with a list of authors that caught my interest that I will follow up on I believe that at least for me that is a goal that this compilation should strive for and reaches.

    11. A prosthetic limb that thinks it s a Colorado highway, surreal migrations, birds erupting from soil, infernal cartographies supplanting thought in a skull back from distant travels, a Wendigo s infection that takes by knowledge, a town attempting economic resuscitation with a word of mouth, 40,000 a pop tourist trap from hell, a grenade for a heart, a Michael Cisco translated Julio Cortazar and eggs Koja as curator performs an atmospheric balancing act weird infused narrative poetry which I dig [...]

    12. Like volume one, an outstanding collection of fresh Weird fiction from a myriad of different voices Some familiar names, some new names This is one that I can see myself returning to later down the line.

    13. Another stellar entry in this series As with any anthology, there are some stories I liked than others but even the ones that didn t grab me, I could still appreciate the level of craft and what they were setting out to accomplish The Husband Stitch by Carmen Maria Machado is one of the best stories I ve read in a long while Other standouts for me were Nanny Anne and the Christmas Story by Karen Joy Fowler and Resurrection Points by Usman T Malik.

    14. What a strong collection we have, here New Weird tends to fall along the same plot elements story after story, and though I did feel that for some number of these tales, the anthology was very refreshing with the types of things I read and the things authors did with the language Gorgeous imagery, solid worldbuilding, sometimes a bit too much surrealism, but overall a fun and engaging read 9 10, which I ll round out to five stars.

    15. A great collection of weird, unsettling fiction, that is definitely a step up from volume 1 I felt the quality of stories in the first volume was spotty and uneven Volume 2, however, comes through with the goods, delivering a collection of stories that are consistently high in quality Bring on volume 3

    16. One of the better anthologies I ve read The Earth and Everything Under by K.M Ferebee seared images into my memory that may be there for life Rich Larson s The Air We Breathe is Stormy Stormy, and Isabel Yap s A Cup of Salt Tears, are both haunting and hard to forget stories It s difficult to describe what the best stories in this collection made me feel Strange, beautiful stories.

    17. ExcellentUnusual, intriguing stories, most not classic horror or any particular genre weird is as good a description as any.

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