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 worlds of weird fiction. Those are the worlds we've set out to explore in this bundle, diving deep into the works of a gallery of authors who've mastered the ways of weird.
Let Samuel R. Delany, a living literary legend by any definition, guide you through the universe of weird science fiction. Joe R. Lansdale, whose books spawned the Hap and Leonard TV series, will give you a crash course on weird Western tales and weird pulp fiction. Ramsey Campbell, impresario extraordinaire of dark fiction, will throw you headfirst into the realm of weird horror. Experience surreal weird fiction with Michael Cisco and Ray Vukcevich, retro weird scifi with Jeffrey Thomas, and classic, Gothic weird with the incredible Elizabeth Hand.
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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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus SEVEN more books, for a total of 11!
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) for all books!
It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.
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.