Interesting industry musings of the morning: Jason Sanford observes a recent trend in SF, "SciFi Strange."
I've noted for a while that there's been a decided upsurge in the popularity of "literary" fantasy, the New Weird, if you will, and wondered when/if it would hit SF. Seems I wasn't the only one.
Also, I like the term "SciFi Strange." Going to try to use it as many times in conversation today as I can.
Well, it's less "new" and more "recent," but some of the writers whose works have fallen under this label include China Miéville, Ian R. MacLeod, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and Jeffrey Ford. And there's an anthology, The New Weird, edited by the VanderMeers, which is a good sampling of such works.