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Weird Mystery Tales 1972 1975 10

Author : Reilly Brown
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Stories include “The Curse”; “Lady Killer”; and “The Sunken Pearls of Captain Hatch.”

DC Super Hero Girls Weird Science 2019 9

Author : Amanda Deibert
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The full team meets back at Metropolis High to solve the cloud problem. Will science or magic provide the answers?

Weird Texas

Author : Wesley Treat
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"If your taste extends to the odd side of traveling, [this is your ticket]."--"Booklist."


Author : Olga Khazan
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Learn why the concept of "weird" is being reclaimed and turned into a badge of honor, used to show how being different—culturally, socially, physically, or mentally—can be a person's greatest strength. Most of us have at some point in our lives felt like an outsider, sometimes considering ourselves "too weird" to fit in. Growing up as a Russian immigrant in West Texas, Olga Khazan always felt there was something different about her. This feeling has permeated her life, and as she embarked on a science writing career, she realized there were psychological connections between this feeling of being an outsider and both her struggles and successes later in life. She decided to reach out to other people who were unique in their environments to see if they had experienced similar feelings of alienation, and if so, to learn how they overcame them. Weird is based on in-person interviews with many of these individuals, such as a woman who is professionally surrounded by men, a liberal in a conservative area, and a Muslim in a predominantly Christian town. In addition, it provides actionable insights based on interviews with dozens of experts and a review of hundreds of scientific studies. Weird explores why it is that we crave conformity, how that affects people who are different, and what they can do about it. First, the book dives into the history of social norms and why some people hew to them more strictly than others. Next, Khazan explores the causes behind-and the consequences of-social rejection. She then reveals the hidden upsides to being "weird," as well as the strategies that people who are different might use in order to achieve success in a society that values normalcy. Finally, the book follows the trajectories of unique individuals who either decided to be among others just like them; to stay weird; or to dwell somewhere in between. Combining Khazan's own story with those of others and with fascinating takeaways from cutting-edge psychology research, Weird reveals how successful individuals learned to embrace their weirdness, using it to their advantage.

Weird Mysticism

Author : Brad Baumgartner
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Weird Mysticism identifies and evaluates a new category of theoretical inquiry by showing the influence of speculative writing on three intersecting critical categories: horror fiction, apophatic mysticism, and philosophical pessimism. Exploring the work of Thomas Ligotti, Georges Bataille, and E. M. Cioran, Baumgartner argues that these “weird mystics” employ an innovative mode of negative writing that seeks to merge new conceptions of reality. While exploring perennial questions about “the absolute,” the Outside, and other philosophical concepts, these authors push the limits of representation, experimenting with literary form, genre-bending, and aphoristic discourse. As their works reveal, the category of weird mysticism both conjoins and obscures the link between traditional mysticism and philosophical horror fiction, with weirdness itself being the central magnet that draws the seemingly disparate realms of horror fiction, philosophy, and mysticism together. Highlighting the theoretical stakes of the horror genre, Baumgartner’s study reveals how the mystical potentially recuperates the limits of philosophical thinking, enabling reflection on—and possibly challenging—the limits of human understanding.

Get Weird

Author : CJ Casciotta
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Most of us grow up believing it's more important to fit in than to stand out. But there's something different about you...and it matters. What if your weirdness was the key to changing everything? What if the outrageous, imaginative, crazy ideas that live inside your wildest dreams are actually there on purpose, divinely preinstalled to help others? Knowing what makes you weird is the best thing you can offer your art, your business, your friends, your family, and yourself. It's the essence of creativity, the stuff of movements, and the hope for humanity. It's time to quit painting by numbers, conforming to patterns, and checking off boxes. It's time to Get Weird.

The New Cinematic Weird

Author : Steen Ledet Christiansen
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The New Cinematic Weird analyzes the role that creepy, unsettling, ominous, uneasy, and eerie atmospheres play in recent films of this genre. The author shows how the new cinematic weird elicits joy by creating weird atmospheres as affective intensities that are to be experienced rather than understood.

Colonel Weird Cosmagog

Author : Jeff Lemire
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"Black Hammer created by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston."

The Weird and the Eerie

Author : Mark Fisher
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A noted British cultural critic takes on some of the strangest and most anomalous works of art from the 20th century and dissects our fascination with the unsettling in popular music, film, and writing What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? Two closely related but distinct modes, and each possesses its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, but this genre alone does not fully encapsulate the pull of the outside and the unknown. In several essays, Mark Fisher argues that a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of transitory concepts such as the weird and the eerie. Featuring discussion of the works of: H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

Weird Science

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Volume 1 "collects Weird science #12-#15 and #5-#6, originally published between May 1950 and April 1951 by I. C. Publishing Co, Inc."--Copyright page.

The Weird of the Wentworths

Author : Johannes Scotus
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Weird Love 17

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Shocking, scintillating and WEIRD stories like “Too Young For Love”, “High School Affair,” “Teacher’s Pet,” and the weirdest of all, “Miss Atwood and the Fountain of Youth.” PLUS THREE MORE NOT-TO-MISS SCANDALS! Don’t miss this issue or I’ll have to see you after class!

Colonel Weird Cosmagog 1

Author : Jeff Lemire
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From the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series comes a bizarre sci-fi adventure origin story! Wacky space adventurer Colonel Randall Weird leaves Black Hammer farm and embarks on a strange journey through space and time for something that he's long forgotten with his sanity and life at stake! ''Jeff Lemire's Black Hammer feels like it's walking two roads—one honoring the past of superhero comics, and one forging a path into the future of the genre.''-Cullen Bunn

Weird Love 11

Author : Richard Hughes
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The cover story alone, ''Jailbird's Romance'', would cost you a couple of grand on the collector's market! It's drawn by the demented duo Ogden Whitney and Richard Hughes. More bizarre stories include ''It's Like Love, Pussycat!'' ''Pick-up,'' and in ''Savage Kisses,'' a knife-wielding, half-naked, island girl fights Nazis and wins the heart of an American soldier. Then, it gets worse, with the most sordid comic story we've ever printed!

City of Weird

Author : Gigi Little
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City of Weird conjures what we fear: death, darkness, ghosts. Hungry sea monsters and alien slime molds. Blood drinkers and game show hosts. Set in Portland, Oregon, these thirty stories blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines. Including such authors as Rene Denfeld, Justin Hocking, Leni Zumas, and Kevin Sampsell, editor Gigi Little has curated a collection that is quirky, chilling, often profound—and always perfectly weird.

Weird Detective 4

Author : Fred Van Lente
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Sebastian Greene is finding it increasingly difficult to keep his true identity a secret from his partner, Sana Fayez. At the same time, hes finally tracked down the Juice Box Killer, but can he take on the horrendous beast by himself?

Weird Tales

Author : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
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Awk weird

Author : Avery Flynn
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There’s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys don’t tend to be blown away by my trivia-spouting, dorky self. So when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional hockey player hits on me at my bestie’s wedding rehearsal party... You better believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the fact that it happened not once, not twice, but three times? Yeah, that’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a woman like me. There’s zero chance I’ll end up ever seeing him again...right? Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next? Oh my God, I wish I knew... Each book in the Ice Knights series is STANDALONE: * Parental Guidance * Awk-Weird * Loud Mouth

Weird Inventions

Author : Jennifer Kaul
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Great Weird Tales

Author : S. T. Joshi
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14 spellbinding tales, including "The Sin Eater," by Fiona McLeod, "The Eye Above the Mantel," by Frank Belknap Long, as well as renowned works by R. H. Barlow, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, W. C. Morrow and eight other masters of the genre.