Something doesn't feel quite right. The world around you seems a little…off. Things turn strange and fluid, as if you're trapped inside a dream…but you aren't. Something about you might have changed in a fundamental way that you sense but can't understand.
This is what weird fiction at its best feels like. It's more about unsettling dread than outright terror. It's more about the mysterious influence than the in-your-face threat. It's more about questioning the nature of reality than wondering what's about to jump out of the shadows at you.
Those are some of weird fiction's key characteristics…but there's much more to it than that. Those feelings of disorientation and dislocation, of foreboding and discomfort, are often found across literary genres—the many ways of weird fiction. Those are the highways and byways we've set out to explore in this bundle, diving deep into the works of a gallery of authors who dwell in the realms of the weird.
Let Ramsey Campbell, a grandmaster by any definition, guide you through the shadowy corners of weird horror. Powerhouse authors Brian Evenson, Nancy A. Collins, Richard Gavin, Elizabeth Hand, and David Niall Wilson will lead you even further down the dark and twisty weird horror highway. Even weirder fears and phenomena will grip you in the radically strange works of Harambee K. Grey-Sun and Robert Jeschonek. Just when you think you have this bundle figured out, the offbeat pleasures of Melissa Yuan-Innes will spin you in circles, and explosively challenging and lyrical debut author Charlotte Suttee will hurl you into realms in which all sense of familiarity is lost.
By the time you're done with the tour, you will have a deeper understanding of weird fiction's many outposts and byways…and perhaps you'll have a greater desire to explore that intricate universe more thoroughly.
Just remember, feeling off-balance and worried when traveling these weird worlds isn't unusual. Experiencing the unexpected and losing your grasp of reality are not uncommon.
And let's face it, that's pretty much how things are in the reality we call home, as well.
– Robert Jeschonek
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StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.