Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories: A New Edition with Four New Stories
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From JOHN SHIRLEY—the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Black Butterflies and Demons and Wetbones, screenwriter of The Crow, songwriter for Blue Öyster Cult—a massive collection of really weird stories, freshly updated and with four new tales!
How deep into the weird will you go? Will you wade to your knees? Your waist? Your shoulders? Will you get in over your head?
This truly unique story collection from the acclaimed and unsettling John Shirley is organized into four sections. The first section is Really Weird Stories. The second is Really, Really Weird Stories. The third is Really, Really, Really Weird Stories. The fourth is—oh yes—Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories. And the author means what he says: each section is weirder than the last, doubling its strangeness a section at a time. The collection starts out disquieting; it becomes disturbing, then it gets outrageously weird—then mind-bending. Yet each story is a compelling narrative.
Some of the stories are set in the "real world;" others have a supernatural or science-fiction basis, or come from a place where genres are destroyed by explosive vision. In this edition there are four new stories, including the Lovecraftian Antarctic adventure "A Boy and His Shoggoth," and, published here for the first time, "The Whisperer Made Visible"—a tale of secret treaties with horrors eldritch and invisible.
This updated edition of Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories is one of the most impressive feats of sustained and varied weirdness since Harlan Ellison's landmark Dangerous Visions anthologies. Your mind is strong. Take the risk...
"A landmark collection from one of speculative fiction's wildest and greatest talents. What a joy to see it back in print!" —Peter Atkins, best-selling author of Morningstar and screenwriter of Hellraiser 2"Another virtuoso offering from a writer whose daring and originality continue to astonish." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review of the original edition
“Byronic gangster John Shirley’s singular work is distinguished by swans and knives of prose; divine menace... The many addicted to Shirley’s stunning work savor it as ground zero of the real deal; grace and sodium pentothal that autopsy and awaken; his voice shifting from satirical heresy, to heartache" —RICHARD CHRISTIAN MATHESON, Author of Dystopia and Zoopraxis
Trade paperback - 6 x 9 inches - 400 pages
The Author Wants to Tell You…
REALLY WEIRD STORIES
“I Want to Get Married,” Says the World’s Smallest Man!
Will the Chill
The Initiation of Larry Schor
A Boy and His Shoggoth
Tapes 12, 14, 15, 22, and 23
Quill Tripstickler, Out the Window
That Part of the Brain
The Whisperer Made Visible
REALLY, REALLY WEIRD STORIES
...And the Angel With Television Eyes
Brittany? Oh: She’s in Translucent Blue
Morons at the Speed of Light
Ticket to Heaven
REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WEIRD STORIES
What Joy! What Fulfillment!
Modern Transmutations of the Alchemist
REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WEIRD STORIES
Just Like Suzie
The Peculiar Happiness of Professor Cort
Tahiti in Terms of Squares
What Cindy Saw
The Almost Empty Rooms
Ten Things to Be Grateful For
The Sea Was Wet as Wet Can Be