Make Friends With The Ultimate Weirdness

The New Weird, the awesome new anthology edited by io9 contributors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, has its own MySpace Page. That means you can make friends with a whole literary movement, which focuses on urban settings and visceral, disturbing imagery borrowed from horror. The anthology follows the genesis of the New Weird school, starting with writers like Michael Moorcock and China Mieville, and covers the theory of New Weird writing. And then it moves us into the future of the sub-genre, with a shared writing exercise based on a piece by Paul DiFilippo. The book's MySpace site includes a free download and podcast of Jay Lake's bizarre story "Lizard of Ooze," plus music and images. [The New Weird on MySpace]