Weird Fiction

A “weird tale,” as defined by H.P. Lovecraft in his nonfiction writings and given early sanctuary within the pages of magazines like Weird Tales (est. 1923) is a story that has a supernatural element but does not fall into the category of traditional ghost story or Gothic tale, both popular in the 1800s. As Lovecraft wrote in 1927, the weird tale “has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains.” Instead, it represents the pursuit of some indefinable and perhaps maddeningly unreachable understanding of the world beyond the mundane — a ‘certain atmosphere ...more

Alice Isn't Dead
The Ballad of Black Tom
Borne (Borne #1)
Welcome to Night Vale (Welcome to Night Vale #1)
The Strange Bird: A Borne Story
What the Hell Did I Just Read (John Dies at the End, #3)
The Loney
Mateguas Island: A Novel of Horror and Suspense (Mateguas Island, #1)
The Last Days of New Paris
Carter & Lovecraft (Carter & Lovecraft, #1)
The Fisherman
The Hike
Lovecraft Country
It Devours! (Welcome to Night Vale #2)
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1)
The City & the City
Authority (Southern Reach, #2)
The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2)
Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3)
The King in Yellow
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)
At the Mountains of Madness
Borne (Borne #1)
City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris, #1)
The House on the Borderland
American Gods by Neil GaimanGood Omens by Terry PratchettThe Stand by Stephen KingThe Screwtape Letters by C.S. LewisDracula by Bram Stoker
Theological Weird Fiction
305 books — 268 voters
All Systems Red by Martha WellsThe Stone Sky by N.K. JemisinThe Collapsing Empire by John ScalziNew York 2140 by Kim Stanley RobinsonProvenance by Ann Leckie
2018 Hugo Award Finalists
36 books — 30 voters

Metrophilias by Brendan ConnellSkull Flowers by Jazon Dion FletcherI Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like by Justin IsisDaughters of Apostasy by Damian MurphyAutopsy of an Eldritch City by James Champagne
44 books — 13 voters
Skull Flowers by Jazon Dion FletcherSolaris by Stanisław LemSpeaker for the Dead by Orson Scott CardBlindsight by Peter WattsAlien Species Intervention by J.K. Accinni
Truly Alien Aliens (fiction)
71 books — 47 voters

Mirrored Voices by Paul MorabitoOutside History by Eavan BolandTimelines by Carolyn O'ConnellKhimaira by Henry ParlandSomething with Blood in the Title by Khurt Khave
Speculative poetry
28 books — 6 voters
The House on the Borderland by William Hope HodgsonAwake in the Night Land by John C. WrightThe Night Land by William Hope HodgsonThe Night Land, a Story Retold by James StoddardThe House of Silence by Avalon Brantley
Night Lands
8 books — 4 voters

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