(I was too ill to link this from my blog when it was published on The Guardian online, so here it is now.) I am forced into speech because men of letters refuse to act without knowing why. It is altogether against my will that I tell my reasons for opposing the publicationContinue reading “At the Mountains of Weirdness”
Tag Archives: New Weird
Is there any decent Bizarro fiction out there?
So the term Bizarro fiction has crossed my path three times in as many days. That trips my curiosity circuits, which in turn activate my data collection probes, which tell me that I need to read some of this stuff. Bizarro fiction styles itself as ‘literature’s equivalent to the cult section at the video store’.Continue reading “Is there any decent Bizarro fiction out there?”
Whatever happened to the Next Weird?
The first Guardian blog post I wrote (just under two years ago…how time flies!) was titled The new world of the New Weird. I wrote the piece fully aware that the New Weird had already been and gone, but with the idea that it was none the less an interesting movement in genre fiction toContinue reading “Whatever happened to the Next Weird?”
The New Weird on Guardian Books
I’ve written an introduction to the New Weird and experimental SF for the Guardian book blog. When M John Harrison started the debate that would crystallise definitions of the term “New Weird” in 2003, much of the creative energy that had driven the movement had already moved on. As editor Jeff VanderMeer says in hisContinue reading “The New Weird on Guardian Books”