an author or fan of weird fiction
This young Floridian possesses the usual complte [sic] files of the stf. magazines, but is primarily a weirdist.
13 in Arcturus (#4) Apr. 4/1
It is safe to say that Blackwood is the greatest living weirdist despite vast unevenness and a poor prose style.
Interview in Twilight Zone Magazine (Aug. 1983) 25/3
They should make fine pictures for adorning the den of a weirdist.
in Weird Tales Feb. 256/2
When Derleth and Wandrei brought out The Outsider and Others five years ago, they had no way of knowing whether so risky a venture as a memorial volume of the pulp stories of an almost unknown weirdist might not mean simply throwing money down the drain.
in Acolyte (#7) Summer 30
Ray Bradbury, a youth of twenty-seven, who has already achieved publications in several magazines outside the pulp field, is something special, perhaps the first of the high-pressure weirdists suitable for general consumption.
Review of ‘Dark Carnival’ in New York Herald Tribune Books 25 May 30 in H. Bloom Modern Fantasy Writers (1994) 3
Almost every weirdist of importance in fandom was at one time or another represented in its [sc. Fantasy Fan’s] pages.
Immortal Storm v. 20
Among fellow-weirdists, Lovecraft often used imaginative headings instead of the usual return address and date.
Lovecraft: A Biography vii.114
Research HistoryWe would like to get a recent example from any author.
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