Weird fiction


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Weird fiction is a subgenre of speculative fiction originating in the late 19th and early 20th century. It can be said to encompass the ghost story and other tales of the macabre. Weird fiction is distinguished from horror and fantasy in that it predates the niche marketing of genre fiction. Because genre or stylistic conventions had not been established, weird tales often blend the supernatural, mythical, and even scientific. British authors who have embraced this style have often published their work in mainstream literary magazines even after American pulp magazines became popular. Popular weird fiction writers included William Hope Hodgson, H. P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, M. R. James, and Clark Ashton Smith.

Although "weird fiction" has been chiefly used as a historical description for works through the 1930s, the term has also been increasingly used since the 1980s, sometimes to describe slipstream fiction that blends horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

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New Books
Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils (The Cthulhu Casebooks, #3)The Lovecraft Squad: DreamingThe Loosening SkinYear's Best Weird Fiction: Volume Five (Year's Best Weird Fiction, #5)Nothing Is Everything
Best Rated Books
The Case of Charles Dexter WardThe Lurker at the ThresholdAt the Mountains of Madness (H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus, #1)The Dream-Quest of Unknown KadathThe King in Yellow
Most Read Books
The Case of Charles Dexter WardThe Dream-Quest of Unknown KadathThe Lurker at the ThresholdThe House on the BorderlandThe King in Yellow
Most Interesting Books Today
This Dreaming IsleSherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils (The Cthulhu Casebooks, #3)Nothing Is EverythingThe Loosening SkinThe Honeymoon Gorillas
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