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International Anthology, Odd? Released

Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s latest anthology, Odd?, is the first in a projected series focusing on “eclectic fiction, usually with a fantastical, horrific, magic realist, or surrealist approach.” It has a special focus on world sf, including translations of short fiction from the French, Spanish, Finnish and German. You can get it in e-book format from Amazon.

The full Table of Contents:

Ann & Jeff VanderMeer – Introduction
Amos Tutuola – “The Dead Babies”
Gustave Le Rouge – “The War of the Vampires” (translation by Brian Evenson and David Beus)
Jeffrey Ford – “Weiroot”
Leopoldo Lugones – “The Bloat Toad” (translation by Larry Nolen)
Mark Samuels – “Apt 205”
Michael Cisco – “Modern Cities Exist Only to Be Destroyed”
Nalo Hopkinson – “Slow Cold Chick”
Sumanth Prabhaker – “A Hard Truth About Waste Management”
Hiromi Goto – “Stinky Girl”
Eric Basso – “Logues”
Edward Morris – “Lotophagi”
Karin Tidbeck – “The Aunts”
Jeffrey Thomas – “The Fork”
Rikki Ducornet – “The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi”
Leena Krohn – “The Night of the Normal Distribution Curve” (translation by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
Amanda le Bas de Plumetot – “Unmaking”
Karl Hans Strobl – “The Head” (translation by Gio Clairval)
Caitlin R. Kiernan – “A Child’s Guide to the Hollow Hills”
Stacey Levine – “Sausage”
Danny Fontaine & Jeff VanderMeer – “Myster Odd Theme Song”

December 7, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

3 Comments

  1. Thanks! Also, Karin Tidbeck is a Swedish writer who translates her own work into English.

    Comment by Jeff VanderMeer | December 7, 2011

  2. Any chance of a non-Kindle edition through Weightless Books or such?

    Comment by amy west | December 10, 2011

  3. Yes–it is on Weightless.

    Comment by jeff vandermeer | December 14, 2011


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