“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.

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Join “The Dance” in the Latest Issue of “Lovecraft eZINE”

Lovecraft eZineQuite a few readers (and bless their hearts for caring) have complained that none of my work is available in electronic format.  This news is for them.

“The Dance”—one of my little prose poems/nano fables/micro tales—awaits your perusal in issue #22 of the always stellar Lovecraft eZineaccompanied by a delightfully macabre illustration from a certain Nick “The Hat” Gucker.

Edited by Mike Davis, this issue of Lovecraft eZine also includes stories by Samantha Henderson, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Don Webb, Joe Nazare, David Conyers and John Goodrich, as well as art by Steve Santiago, Adam Baker, Robert Elrod, and Dominic Black.

And for those who prefer listening to reading, an audio edition of the entire issue—elocuted by Chaz Engan, Morgan Scorpion, Vincent LaRosa, Lou Columbus, and David Binks—is available directly from Lovecraft eZine.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm!

To Every “Thing” a Season

“There’s this book,” he said, “called A Season in Carcosa. It just got here. By ‘here’ I mean this place that most folks call the world. Where it came from, I couldn’t tell you. Some say from the shores of Lake Hali, others from the cloudy depths of dim and forgotten Demhe. Anyway, this book, it’s got a bunch of writin’ in it—stories and a poem or two—that’ll change the shape of your soul. If you believe in that kind of thing. Souls and change, I mean. And even if you don’t, it don’t really matter, ’cause it’ll do what it does just the same. ‘Cause that’s the way it is, this book. If you know what I mean. And even if you don’t. If you know what I mean. Ad in-effin’-finitum.”

In addition to “Salvation in Yellow,” my Southern Gothic meditation on madness, the Bible, and “divine” intervention, this long-awaited anthology, edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr., boasts the following table of contents:

  • “My Voice is Dead” by Joel Lane
  • “Beyond the Banks of the River Seine” by Simon Strantzas
  • “Movie Night at Phil’s” by Don Webb
  • “MS Found in a Chicago Hotel Room” by Daniel Mills
  • “It sees me when I’m not looking” by Gary McMahon
  • “Finale, Act Two” by Ann K. Schwader
  • “Yellow Bird Strings” by Cate Gardner
  • “The Theatre & Its Double” by Edward Morris
  • “The Hymn of the Hyades” by Richard Gavin
  • “Slick Black Bones and Soft Black Stars” by Gemma Files
  • “Not Enough Hope” by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
  • “Whose Hearts are Pure Gold” by Kristin Prevallet
  • “April Dawn” by Richard A. Lupoff
  • “King Wolf” by Anna Tambour
  • “The White-Face at Dawn” by Michael Kelly
  • “Wishing Well” by Cody Goodfellow
  • “Sweetums” by John Langan
  • “The King is Yellow” by Pearce Hansen
  • “DT” by Laird Barron
  • “Salvation in Yellow” by Robin Spriggs
  • “The Beat Hotel” by Allyson Bird

And for those who like a little extra teasing, here’s the book trailer by Brendan Petersen, with music by Lena Griffin.

A Season in Carcosa can be purchased from Amazon, or directly from Miskatonic River Press. I hope you’ll give it a try.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm!