The Weird Reads Collection

Weird is a promise of interesting. It promises things other people haven't thought of yet, with the possibility of discomforting ideas...

In a discussion on Twitter, a few of us were decrying the attitude of many publishers to Weird Fiction.

Much of weird fiction could perhaps be categorised as Slipstream (not Mainstream), but it's more than that. The larger publishers have been slow to get a grip, and have concentrated on aspects like the New Weird. Many actively avoid and dismiss the amazing work readers love to get their teeth into.

In our Twitter thread, author Ros Jackson provided a great description of how they saw weird fiction, and what it means to them.

"For me, weird is a promise of interesting. It promises things other people haven't thought of yet, with the possibility of discomforting ideas - and there are times when that hits the mark. I understand why the familiar appeals and is popular. But weird is why I like SFF."

Ros Jackson (28/12/2021 11:55pm)

Here are some of our promises and possibilities...

Happy Reading


by B.P. Gregory

An oppressed world locked inside a shell, without a single star to wish on. Now the void beyond has spat back Michael Formir, splintered in mind and body. And he may have brought something terrible with him.

Why you'll love Outermen

Amazingly-written, weird, claustrophobic, space, alternate Earth, horror story from a brilliant author who consistently nails it!

A tale of the Outside, what's beyond and, ultimately, fear of what may or may not be there. If there is something, stay hidden! If there isn't anything but a vast void, then stay home, be nice, don't explore, we're alone...

A story about society, and more.


Author/Publisher Receives £3.99

The Devil's Revolver

by V. S. McGrath

She is Hettie Alabama — unlikely, scarred, single-minded, and blood bound to a revolver inhabited by a demon!

Why you'll love The Devil's Revolver

What a fantastic 'Weird West', magic, action, adventure tale!

This carefully constructed alternative Western story is populated with interesting, but not always likeable, characters. The magic is strange and unpredictable, and is very much part of the world, not added on top.

While a YA fantasy, the book never shies away from addressing the very real violence and horror of genocide and colonisation.


Author/Publisher Receives £3.99

The Naseby Horses

by Dominic Brownlow

A teenager, recovering from a massive epileptic seizure, attempts to unravel the disappearance of his twin sister, while fact, legend, memory and epilepsy tamper with his reality.

Why you'll love The Naseby Horses

A literary novel disguised as a paranormal thriller, The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow is a story with descriptions so immersive that it slows you up, keeps you asking questions, and builds tension that bursts in the final scene with a finish that is well worth the read.


Author/Publisher Receives £3.99


by Lisa Mason

An ambitious young mediator must confront a terrifying presence haunting her telelink, as a deadly Artificial Intelligence schemes to steal human souls.

Why you'll love Arachne

Arachne is an unique entry in the cyberpunk genre. It steps between the dystopia of William Gibson and the otherworldliness of Phillip K. Dick.

Full of 'almost' body-horror, corporations so mega that they transact court cases in nanoseconds, and AI characters with more spiritualism in their circuits than the humans that inhabit this post Big-One San Francisco.

A must-read for cyberpunk fans!


Author/Publisher Receives £3.99

The Town

by B.P. Gregory

Kate knows what she saw on the satellite footage: the burnt out remains of a town. But she was drunk, the evidence is gone and nobody believes it was ever there.

Why you'll love The Town

The Town is a rollercoaster of a ride.

This Australian horror is written in a kind of jarring prose. The story is brilliant, terrifying, and utterly refuses to share its secrets with you.

On finishing this book, I promise that the first words out of your mouth will be "WHAT THE FUCK!".

Reminds me of books by China Miéville, John Langan, and the short stories of Michael Marshall Smith.

Get it now!


Author/Publisher Receives £2.39



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