Weird fiction

What makes weird fiction different from ordinary horror? Well, the main goal of authors creating in this genre is not to simply frighten the reader, but to evoke in him feeling of anxiety, usually caused by confrontation with the unknown. Their task is to draw the reader into a surreal, nightmare-like world, which will stay in his imagination long after finishing the book.
Some of the best-known authors in this genre are: H.P. Lovecraft, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Ligotti, Laird Barron, Ramsey Campbell and many others.

“Borne” Jeff VanderMeer

After reading great Jeff VanderMeer’s anthology The Weird, I decided to also check out other books by this author and my first choice was Borne. Quickly after being published, the novel became a bestseller and received widespread critical acclaim. Why?… Read More ›