Is it odd, or are you too normal?
Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
Single volumes, subscriptions, and deluxe sponsorships available—read below for more information!
Announcing the release of the unique new fiction anthology ODD?, which asks the question “Is it odd, or are you too normal?” Each volume of ODD? will contain surreal, weird, fantastical, strange reprints (some of them not available otherwise except in expensive limited editions), previously unpublished stories, and new translations of classic and hard-to-find stories…all of it…odd. (Unless it’s just because you’re too normal.)
This first volume features, among others, Amos Tutuola, Nalo Hopkinson, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Hiromi Goto, Stacey Levine, and Jeffrey Thomas—with new translations by Gio Clairval, Larry Nolen, and Brian Evenson of such classic writers as Gustave Le Rouge, Leopoldo Lugones, and Karl Hans Strobl as well as a brand-new story by Leena Krohn!
Brought to you by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, the team behind such anthos as The New Weird, Steampunk Reloaded, Last Drink Bird Head, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, and the Best American Fantasy series.
It’s a chance to support a cool new project that brings you fiction from writers from around the world.
Want to come along with us on a wild and exciting journey? Now’s the time to sign up. Support the kind of literature you love. Make sure it’s nourished, so it can flourish. All the details for subscriptions and more can be found below.
The print versions will appear at the same time as the next e-book installment–i.e., ODD? Vol 1 will appear in print at the same time as the e-book of Vol 2. Every year starting in 2012, we will publish two volumes. —Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
- Vol. 1 available for $6.99 in epub and mobi formats.
- For the 3 initial volumes in e-book form, $21.00 (receive one bonus ebook from Cheeky Frawg’s upcoming ebook line if you subscribe now)
- For all 3 initial volumes in trade paperback form, $45
- For all 3 volumes in e-book form and all three in trade paperback form, $56
- If you’ve already bought the ODD? #1 ebook, we can start your ebook sub with #2
Shipping and handling within the US is included free for print volumes; outside of the US please add $25
Or, become one of our valued “Oddkins” for $70 and receive the e-book and trade paperback versions *plus* all kinds of…odd and unique extras…with the delivery of your trade paperbacks. (US only offer: Extend it now to an additional year for only $115 total.)
- Oddkins living outside of the US alas must add $30 to cover shipping.
- A “Super Oddkin” at $350 receives every volume until we die or the series is discontinued (this $350 value is *guaranteed* with books of equal value written or edited by us should ODD? end early) For those outside of the US, a Super Oddkin status is $500.
- You may designate different delivery email/addresses for the print versus ebook versions if ordering both; i.e., give one version as a gift.
We’re a ma-and-pop operation. Send a check made out to “Jeff VanderMeer” to POB 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315, or paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org - specify epub or mobi (Kindle) formats if subscribing to the ebook edition.
All Cheeky Frawg titles are also available through Amazon, B&N, Weightless Books, and Wizard’s Tower
Full Table Of Contents:
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer – Introduction
Amos Tutuola – “The Dead Babies”
Gustave Le Rouge – “The War of the Vampires” (translation by Brian Evenson and David Beus)
Jeffrey Ford – “Weiroot”
Leopoldo Lugones – “The Bloat Toad” (translation by Larry Nolen)
Mark Samuels – “Apt 205″
Michael Cisco – “Modern Cities Exist Only to Be Destroyed”
Nalo Hopkinson – “Slow Cold Chick”
Sumanth Prabhaker – “A Hard Truth About Waste Management”
Hiromi Goto – “Stinky Girl”
Eric Basso – “Logues”
Edward Morris – “Lotophagi”
Karin Tidbeck – “The Aunts”
Jeffrey Thomas – “The Fork”
Rikki Ducornet – “The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi”
Leena Krohn – “The Night of the Normal Distribution Curve” (translation by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
Amanda le Bas de Plumetot – “Unmaking”
Karl Hans Strobl – “The Head” (translation by Gio Clairval)
Caitlin R. Kiernan – “A Child’s Guide to the Hollow Hills”
Stacey Levine – “Sausage”
Danny Fontaine & Jeff VanderMeer – “Myster Odd Theme Song” (lyrics)