“The Starry Wisdom Library”

Stary Wisdom LibraryHow do you know it’s the catalogue of the greatest occult book auction of all time? Because it says so right on the cover. Designed by Andrew Leman, of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, this is the front jacket art of The Starry Wisdom Libraryan anthology of erudite and sanity-endangering essays edited by intrepid journalist and historian Nate Pedersen and slated for release from the UK’s foremost specialist genre publisher, British Fantasy Award-winning PS Publishing.

Included in the catalogue is a perilous monograph of my own, taking as its subject the all but inscrutable Dhol Chants and based in part on the research of a certain O. F. Droom, much of whose oeuvre (such as it is) can be found in my newly released The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom.*

The complete list of dark luminaries whose work can be found in this ominous omnibus is as follows: Scott David Aniolowski, Glynn Barrass, Edward P. Berglund, Scott Brents, Jesse Bullington, Allyson Byrd, Ramsey Campbell, Matt Cardin, S. J. Chambers, Michael Cisco, Carrie Cuinn, Owen Davies, Gemma Files, Richard Gavin, Christopher Hanson, Daniel Harms, Stephen Graham Jones, S. T. Joshi, Jonathan Kearns, John Langan, Andrew Leman, Livia Llewellyn, H. P. Lovecraft, Nick Mamata, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Edward Morris, Scott Nicolay, Robert M. Price, W. H. Pugmire, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Pete Rawlik, Liv Rainey-Smith, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Robin Spriggs, Simon Strantzas, Molly Tanzer, Keith Taylor, Karin Tidbeck, Donald Tyson, Genevieve Valentine, Kali Wallace, Kaaron Warren, Don Webb, Jeffrey Wells, F. Paul Wilson.

In short, beware; The Starry Wisdom Library has just the book for you.

*As of today, August 1, 2014.

An Objective Take (or Three or Four) on “The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom”

Ozman Droom - cover imageFor those who might appreciate an early and objective opinion on The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (I certainly did), here’s a link to a review in Publishers Weekly.

Other impressions have begun to appear hither and yon, most notably on Goodreads, for which I am equally grateful.

Ordinarily, for the sake of my creative process, I avoid paying undue attention to reviews, but bringing this particular book back from the underworld was such a strange and troublous task that I’m delighted to find it resonating with at least an honest few.

In a life crammed to bursting with things that must be done, choosing which books are worthy of your time is a matter of no small importance. So whether my sharing of these early reviews leads you to or from The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom, I will have done a good deed for the day, and will sleep all the better tonight.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm!