Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird

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Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird
Title: Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird
Editor: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Published: October 10, 2023
Pages: 487
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Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird is a 2023 anthology that contains the story The Third Guy, written by Scott Sigler.

Book Synopsis

Weird Tales—the Unique Magazine celebrates a full century of brilliant, evocative, and genre-breaking storytelling with this book of new and classic works. Here you'll encounter landmark tales of the madness of cosmic horror, sword and sorcery adventure, eerie occult detective mysteries, and much more. Legendary masters such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Richard Matheson, Tennessee Williams, C.L. Moore, Isaac Asimov & Frederik Pohl are joined by outstanding writers, essayists, and poets of the modern era such as Victor Lavalle, Scott Sigler, R.L. Stine, Laurell K. Hamilton, Keith R.A. DeCandido, James Aquilone, Anne Walsh Miller, and many others.

100 Years of Weird is a treasure trove of dark imaginings, and it shows, in scope and variety, the magic and wonder of stories that belong nowhere else but in the pages of Weird Tales.

The magazine was born in 1923 as a place for tales too odd, too dark, too outside-the-box to fit under any standard genre label. But they found a home in Weird Tales. From the outer-darkness horrors of Cthulhu to the clashing sword of Conan the Barbarian, Weird Tales not only pioneered new ground but established sub-genres that have influenced generations of writers and still do that. Echoes of our kind of weird can be heard and felt in modern literature, movies, TV, comics, and games. They have become cornerstones for both pop culture and open doors that have allowed countless writers the chance to go beyond known limits and write from the deepest and darkest parts of their creative souls.

Come with us on a journey through the first century of wonderful weirdness!


  1. The Eyrie by Jonathan Maberry
  2. The Third Guy by Scott Sigler
  3. Weird Tales at 100: A Century of Weird—an Essay by Lisa Morton
  4. The Game by Marge Simon
  5. Disappear Donna by R.L. Stine
  6. Up from Slavery—a Reprint by Victor LaValle
  7. The Call of Cthulhu—a Classic Reprint by H.P. Lovecraft
  8. The Circle: Shared Worlds—an Essay by Lisa Diane Kastner
  9. Worms of the Earth—a Classic Reprint by Robert E. Howard
  10. Swords and Sorcery: Weird Tales and Beyond—a Reprinted Essay by Charles R. Rutledge
  11. Cosmic Horror—an Essay by James A. Moore
  12. Arched Bridges—Blackout Poetry by Jessica McHugh
  13. Black God's Kiss—a Classic Reprint by C.L. Moore
  14. Legal Rites—a Classic Reprint by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreagh (a pen name for Frederick Pohl)
  15. The Scythe—a Classic Reprint by Ray Bradbury
  16. Who Ya Gonna Call? The Evolution of Occult Detective Fiction—an Essay by Henry Herz
  17. Blood Moon by Owl Goingback
  18. The Vengeance of Nitocris—a Classic Reprint by Tennessee Williams (as Thomas Lanier Williams)
  19. Dead Jack and the Case of the Bloody Fairy by James Aquilone
  20. Slaughter House— a Classic Reprint by Richard Matheson
  21. The World Breaker by Blake Northcott
  22. Scrach-off Universe by Hailey Piper
  23. Church at the Bottom of the Sea by Michael A. Arnzen
  24. Prezzo by Keith DeCandido
  25. How to Make the Animal Perfect? by Linda D. Addison
  26. Jagannath—a Reprint by Karin Tidbeck (Specially curated by celebrated former Weird Tales editor Ann VanderMeer)
  27. Bait by Dana Fredsti
  28. The Damp Man—a Classic Reprint by Allison V. Harding
  29. NecronomiCommedia: Dante, Doré, and the Root of Lovecraftian Horror—an Essay by Jacopo della Quercia and Christopher Neumann
  30. Lady Cataract Comes to the Mosque by Usman T. Malik
  31. Cupid is a Knavish Lad by Laurell K. Hamilton
  32. Vampire Chaser by Anne Walsh Miller

Release Schedule

Print editions

Cover Art Edition Country Release Date ISBN
1st ed. Hardcover United States October 10, 2023 ISBN 979-82006877992

Digital editions

Cover Art Edition Country Release Date
1st ed. eBook Global October 10, 2023
Audiobook United States October 10, 2023

Anthologies featuring stories written by Scott Sigler

Aliens: Bug Hunt • Aliens vs. Predator: Ultimate Prey • Burn The Ashes • Chasing Shadows • Dark Cities • The Demons of King Solomon • Double Trouble • Games Creatures Play • Hardboiled Horror • HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! • The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie • Ignorance Is Strength • Joe Ledger: Unbreakable • Joe Ledger: Unstoppable • MECH: Age of Steel • Or Else The Light • PAULANDSTORMONOMICON • Podthology • Predator: Eyes of the Demon • Robot Uprisings • Surviving Tomorrow • The End has Come  • The End is Nigh • The End is Now • The Good, The Bad, and the Uncanny • Unfettered II • Unfettered III • V-Wars: Blood & Fire • V-Wars: Night Terrors • Wastelands III • Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird • WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?