“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.