Weird Fiction: An Evolving Bibliography (1st Stage)

(Originally posted on Blogger site.)

I love weird fiction.

It’s a literary interest, and one that I have a personal investment in, given that most of what I write tends to fall (as I see it) in the general vicinity of labels like “weird fiction,” “speculative fiction,” and “horror fiction.” (You know how I feel about classifying terms, but we’ll leave that aside for the moment.) One of the reasons that I’m working with the label of “weird fiction” is that (aside from it being one that I have a lot of interest in) it is one that has a lot of potential for malleability. Its possible for it to be applied to a lot of different types of work. I also tend to like the label of “speculative fiction” for a similar reason; in this case, it’s quite broad and covers a lot of ground.

My intention is to have this bibliography “evolve” and grow as I find more content and fill in missing gaps. As such, what I’ve decided to do is publish this…”work” in stages. Each time it is reposted, it will have grown one stage; I’ll have added more content and expanded it.

Soon, it will have grown so vast and terrible. It will consume us all.

The Bibliography

Eric Basso
Ambrose Bierce
K. J. Bishop
Algernon Blackwood
Michael Cisco
August Derleth
Brian Evenson
Jeffrey Ford
William Hope Hodgson
Robert E. Howard
E. T. A. Hoffman
M. R. James
Caitlin R. Kiernan
T. E. D. Klein
Thomas Ligotti
H. P. Lovecraft
Arthur Machen
China Mieville
Clark Ashton Smith
Jeff Vandermeer

Fiction (Single Author)

Fiction (Anthologies)


Wormwood — “[A] regular paperback journal devoted to discussion of authors, books and themes in the fields of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent in literature. It contains essays, articles, short appreciations, new research and perspectives from new and established writers about acknowledged major authors, lesser-studied writers, and those who are unjustly neglected.”

Arkham House — “[T]he company brings the past alive through the works of Lovecraft, Derleth, E. Hoffman Price, and Nelson Bond.”

Centipede Press — “Our genres include horror, science fiction, crime, Gothics, a series called Masters of the Weird Tale, another series called Studies in the Horror Film, and art books and anthologies.”

Chaosium — “Publishers of an ever expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction and related topics. Call of Cthulhu fiction focuses on single entities, concepts, or authors significant to readers and fans of H.P. Lovecraft, as well as Call of Cthulhu gamers.”

Hippocampus Press — “an American publisher of fantasy, horror and science fiction, and specializes in reprints or first editions of work by authors such as H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.”

Necronomicon Press — “Necronomicon Press was founded in 1976, primarily to publish the works of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors of the horror field. Since that time the Press has issued hundreds of publications covering all aspects of the horror genre, from reprints of old fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, to printing the work of the some of the very best contemporary authors.”

Night Shade Books — “Founded by Jason Williams in 1997, Night Shade Books has been publishing science fiction, fantasy and horror for over a decade.”

Tartarus Press — “Tartarus is a small, British independent press founded in 1990. We specialise in collectable hardback limited editions of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction, and we also publish paperbacks and ebooks.”


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