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Future Treasures: Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume Two, edited by Kathe Koja

Friday, February 27th, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume 2-smallThe first volume of Year’s Best Weird Fiction looks like it has been an unqualified success.

In his review, James McGlothlin wrote:

We are long overdue to have a year’s best anthology dedicated specifically to the weird… The craft of fine writing is quite exemplar here… Barron has successfully compiled an excellent anthology.

Now Undertow Books has revealed the cover and the complete Table of Contents for Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume Two, to be published later this year. Here’s the TOC:

“The Atlas of Hell” by Nathan Ballingrud (Fearful Symmetries)
“Wendigo Nights” by Siobhan Carroll (Fearful Symmetries)
“Headache” by Julio Cortázar. Translation by Michael Cisco (Tor.com, September 2014)
“Loving Armageddon” by Amanda C. Davis (Crossed Genres #19, July 2014)
“The Earth and Everything Under” by K.M. Ferebee (Shimmer #19, May 2014)
“Nanny Anne and the Christmas Story” by Karen Joy Fowler (Subterranean Magazine, Winter 2014)

“The Girls Who Go Below” by Cat Hellisen (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014)
“Nine” by Kima Jones (Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History)
“Bus Fare” by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean, Spring 2014)
“The Air We Breathe Is Stormy, Stormy” by Rich Larson (Strange Horizons, August 2014)
“The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado (Granta, October 2014)
“Observations About Eggs From the Man Sitting Next to Me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa” by Carmen Maria Machado (Lightspeed #47, April 2014)
“Resurrection Points” by Usman T. Usman T. Malik (Strange Horizons, August 2014)
“Exit Through the Gift Shop” by Nick Mamatas (Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic, ed. S.T. Joshi, Fedogan & Bremer)
“So Sharp That Blood Must Flow” by Sunny Moraine (Lightspeed #45, February 2014)
“The Ghoul” by Jean Muno (Weirdfictionreview.com, June 2014)
“A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide” by Sarah Pinsker (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2014)
“Migration” by Karin Tidbeck (Fearsome Magics: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Solaris)
“Hidden in the Alphabet” by Charles Wilkinson (Shadows & Tall Trees 2014, ed. Michael Kelly, Undertow Publications)
“A Cup of Salt Tears” by Isabel Yap (Tor.com, August 2014)

The Series Editor for the Year’s Best Weird Fiction is Michael Kelly. This year’s Guest Editor is Kathe Koja, author of Bad Brains (1992), Strange Angels (1994), and Kink (1996).

Earlier this month, ChiZine reported that the reading period for submissions for Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume Three is now open.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume Two, edited by Kathe Koja and Michael Kelly, will be published by Undertow Books, a division of ChiZine Publications. I couldn’t find an official pub date, but when I have one, so will you.

4 Comments »

  1. So what’s Michael Jackson doing on that book cover?

    Comment by Major Wootton - February 27, 2015 12:53 pm

  2. Showing off.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 27, 2015 1:06 pm

  3. Given that this series will have a different editor every year, it’s difficult to predict what they’ll be like. Koja can write some really creepy stuff; so I bet she’ll be an excellent editor for the weird.

    Comment by James McGlothlin - February 27, 2015 5:09 pm

  4. […] second volume, and I’m not the only one. The one is edited by Kelly and Kathe Koja, and the Table of Contents looks just as stellar. According to publisher Undertow Publications, it will be available on […]

    Pingback by Black Gate » Blog Archive » Future Treasures: Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 2, edited by Kathy Koja and Michael Kelly - October 12, 2015 1:24 am


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