Brave New Weird The Best New Weird Horror, Volume One Edited by Alex Woodroe & Matt Blairstone
The End is Weird.
In the event of cosmic fallout, it is vital that you adhere to the following:
Secure your own persona, and a backup if available. A neighbor’s is acceptable.
Your skin may attempt to abscond. This is normal in these situations.
Ignore all notifications from your mobile devices. They are not to be trusted.
Pay no mind to the details of that photograph. Yes, that one.
Should your body accrue any additional limbs, please keep proper inventory; they will need to be accounted for.
Avoid celebrity advice.
Do not feed the bears.
You will feel dizzy. You will feel nausea. This will pass. Step bravely.
And most importantly:
Do not panic.
Featuring 22 stories previously published by some of the most dynamic independent publishers in the fields of Horror and Speculative Fiction today, as well as essays on the state of Horror fiction & comics, additional recommended reading and more.
Edited by Alex Woodroe.
Cover art by Matt Blairstone.
User Warning—Charlotte Ariel Finn
The Bear Across the Way—Emily Rigole
En el Patio de la Casa del Callejón—Tania Chen
In Haskins—Carson Winter
The Imperfection—Mae Murray
Low Tide Jenny—Bitter Karella
Machine (r)Evolution—Colleen Anderson
Eat Your Colors—Sonora Taylor
There is No Easy Way Towards Earth—jonah wu
Notes on the Forum of the Simulacra—Cadwell Turnbull
Blood Calumny—Joe Koch
Water Goes, Sand Remains—Jolie Toomajan
The Mules—Jennifer Jeanne McArdle
Stage Five Clinger—Nikki R. Leigh
The Day When the Last War is Over—Sergey Gerasimov
Mother; Microbes—H.V. Patterson
The Mythologization of Tymber Prescott in Five Selected Photos—Luciano Marano