Over the past three decades, the most adventurous practitioners of the literary arts of science fiction, fantasy, and horror have been transforming those genres into something all but unrecognizable. In Conjunctions’ game-changing New Wave Fabulists issue, guest editor Peter Straub has put together an anthology of innovative literary reinventions of traditional “pulp” forms. Contributors range from Jonathan Lethem to Neil Gaiman, from John Crowley to Kelly Link, from Elizabeth Hand to China Miéville. Gary K. Wolfe and John Clute contribute essays on the ongoing evolution of genre, while the brilliant cartoonist Gahan Wilson has created the cover and original frontispieces for each story.


Peter Straub

Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. His two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House, were international bestsellers. Two of Peter’s most recent novels, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, were winners of the Bram Stoker Award. In 2006, he was given the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Peter and his wife live in New York City. 


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  • Bard College's literary journal Conjunctionspublishes innovative fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by emergingvoices and contemporary masters. For over three decades, Conjunctionshas challenged accepted forms and styles, with equal emphasis on groundbreakingexperimentation and rigorous quality. We are committed to launching andsupporting the careers of unknown authors-William T. Vollmann, David FosterWallace, and Karen Russell all had some of their very first publications in Conjunctions-whileproviding a space for better-known voices like Joyce Carol Oates or William H.Gass to work outside audience expectations.