The OF Blog: ODD?

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Taken from Jeff VanderMeer's site:

The anthology that poses the question, “Is this odd…or are you too normal?”
Amos Tutuola – “The Dead Babies”
Gustave Le Rouge – “The War of the Vampires” (new translation by Brian Evenson)
Jeffrey Ford – “Weiroot”
Leopoldo Lugones – “The Bloat Toad” (new translation by Larry Nolen)
Mark Samuels – “Apt 205”
Michael Cisco – “Modern Cities Exist Only to Be Destroyed” (published only in a limited edition previously)
Nalo Hopkinson – “Slow Cold Chick”
Sumanth Prabhaker – “A Hard Truth About Waste Management” (revised since publication)
Hiromi Goto – “Stinky Girl”
Eric Basso – “Logues”
Edward Morris – “Lotophagi”
Karin Tidbeck – “The Aunts” (previously unpublished)
Jeffrey Thomas – “The Fork”
Rikki Ducornet – “The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi”
Amanda le Bas de Plumetot – “Unmaking” (previously unpublished)
Karl Hans Strobl – “The Head” (new translation by Gio Clairval)
Caitlin R. Kiernan – “A Child’s Guide to the Hollow Hills”
Stacey Levine – “Sausage”

You might notice a little story up there that's being translated from Spanish.  That's part of the reason why I've been relatively quiet recently, as I've been working on that translation.  I strongly believe this anthology will be a very strong one to get when it comes out in e-book form in May and that this is precisely the sort of thing which I'd support even if I weren't (a small) part of this new e-book (and later, possibly print) anthology series.

So who here wants to read ODD?

1 comment:

Daniel S said...

It's funny actually. I saw this after reading an article about how writers, especially new ones, should stick to one genre and thought: My God, this person's idea of good fiction must be boring.
Very excited about an anthology that delights in oddity and hard-to-classify fiction. Just the kind of stuff I love.
Congrats on being a part of it.

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