The Machine Book of Weird

The Machine Book of Weird is an ongoing series of short stories that explores the consequence of our sudden interior turn. A century ago, writers throughout the supposedly civilised world realised their once familiar, domestic world had changed profoundly and began to describe it in singular unsettling ways. The literature of the lockdown may have already been written.

 

 

The Reticence of Lady Ann & Sredni Vashtar

 

by
Saki

Man Size In Marble & The Mystery of the Semi-Detached

 

by
E Nesbit

The Bet & The House with the Mezzanine

 

by
Anton Chekhov

The Shunned House and The Temple

 

by
HP Lovecraft

The Yellow Wallpaper & The Rocking Chair

 

by
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Singular Speculation of the Housing Agent & The Invisible Man

 

by
GK Chesterton

The Horla & The Inn

 

by
Guy de Maupassant

A Case of Eavesdropping & The Other Wing

 

by
Algernon Blackwood

Room in a Tower & Philip’s Safety Razor

 

by
EF Benson

The Furnished Room & The Cop and the Anthem

 

by
O Henry

The Story of an Hour & The Storm

 

by
Kate Chopin

The Door in the Wall & The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

 

by
HG Wells