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eBook Deal: Get Karin Tidbeck’s JAGANNATH and the ODD? Anthology Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer for Only $2.99 Each!


Right now, you can get the eBook versions of Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck or the anthology ODD? edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer for the low, low price of $2.99 each!

Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

“I have never read anything like Jagannath. Karin Tidbeck’s imagination is recognizably Nordic, but otherwise unclassifiable–quietly, intelligently, unutterably strange. And various. And ominous. And funny. And mysteriously tender. These are wonderful stories.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“Restrained and vivid, poised and strange, Tidbeck, with her impossible harmonies, is a vital voice.” – China Mieville

Enter the strange and wonderful world of Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck with this feast of darkly fantastical short stories. Whether through the falsified historical record of the uniquely weird Swedish creature known as the “Pyret” or the title story, “Jagannath,” about a biological ark in the far future, Tidbeck’s unique imagination will enthrall, amuse, and unsettle you. How else to describe a collection that includes “Cloudberry Jam,” a story that opens with the line “I made you in a tin can”? Marvels, quirky character studies, and outright surreal monstrosities await you in the book widely praised by Ursula K. Le Guin, China Mieville, and Karen Joy Fowler. Introduction by Elizabeth Hand, afterword by the author. (Print version available in November.)

“Tidbeck has a gift for the uncanny and the unsettling. In these wonderful, subtle stories, magic arrives quietly. It comes from the forests or the earth or was always there in your own family or maybe exists in another realm entirely…leaving you slightly dazed and more than a little enchanted.” – Karen Joy Fowler

“Were this collection to contain only its biomechanoid wonder of a title story, it would still be amazing. Jagannath heralds the arrival of a bold and brilliant new voice, which I see too few of these days. You must read Karin Tidbeck.” – Caitlin R. Kiernan

“In Karin Tidbeck’s collection Jagannath, the mundane becomes strange and the strange familiar with near-Hitchcockian subtlety. I loved Tidbeck’s clean, classic prose. It creates beautifully eerie music for a twilight domain.” – Karen Lord

“I can’t think of when I last read a collection that blew me away the way that Jagannath has, or one that’s left me somewhat at a loss to describe just how strange and beautiful and haunting these tales are.” – Elizabeth Hand (from her introduction)

ODD? edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

ODD?, a new anthology series devoted to eclectic fiction, usually with a fantastical, horrific, magic realist, or surrealist approach. You might also call it strange or even weird. But as the subtitle of “Is it odd or are you too normal?” suggests, “odd” is a truly subjective evaluation. One person’s “what the heck?!” is another person’s “eh—saw that yesterday.”

Each volume will contain reprints (some of them not available otherwise except in expensive limited editions), previously unpublished stories, and new translations of classic and hard-to-find stories. We are committed to bringing you odd material from all over the world, from the past one hundred years, all of it bound together simply by dint of being idiosyncratic, unusual, out-of-the-ordinary.

Here’s the full table of contents:

  1. Ann & Jeff VanderMeer – Introduction
  2. Amos Tutuola – “The Dead Babies”
  3. Gustave Le Rouge – “The War of the Vampires” (translation by Brian Evenson and David Beus)
  4. Jeffrey Ford – “Weiroot”
  5. Leopoldo Lugones – “The Bloat Toad” (translation by Larry Nolen)
  6. Mark Samuels – “Apt 205”
  7. Michael Cisco – “Modern Cities Exist Only to Be Destroyed”
  8. Nalo Hopkinson – “Slow Cold Chick”
  9. Sumanth Prabhaker – “A Hard Truth About Waste Management”
  10. Hiromi Goto – “Stinky Girl”
  11. Eric Basso – “Logues”
  12. Edward Morris – “Lotophagi”
  13. Karin Tidbeck – “The Aunts”
  14. Jeffrey Thomas – “The Fork”
  15. Rikki Ducornet – “The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi”
  16. Leena Krohn – “The Night of the Normal Distribution Curve” (translation by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
  17. Amanda le Bas de Plumetot – “Unmaking”
  18. Karl Hans Strobl – “The Head” (translation by Gio Clairval)
  19. Caitlin R. Kiernan – “A Child’s Guide to the Hollow Hills”
  20. Stacey Levine – “Sausage”
  21. Danny Fontaine & Jeff VanderMeer – “Myster Odd Theme Song”

I’m told this deal is good through the end of the year (and possibly as long as January 10th), but why wait? Grab Jagannath and ODD? right now!

About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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