Trent Zelazny has graciously agreed to write the introduction to the October issue. As most of you know by now, the October issue will be very special: It’s a tribute issue to Roger Zelazny‘s beloved book, A Night in the Lonesome October.
I’m very pleased with the quality of stories I’ve received thus far. And I emphasize thus far, because it is very likely that I will publish more than the usual five stories. I will continue to accept submissions for this issue until the end of August.
With that in mind, here is the table of contents so far:
- Big D, Little D, by Edward Morris
- Carnacki: The Parliament of Owls, by William Meikle
- A Counting Game, by Derek Ferreira
- My Least Immemorial Year, by Zach Shephard
- The Gotterdammerung Gavotte, by Josh Reynolds
If you haven’t read A Night in the Lonesome October, you really should. Here’s a synopsis:
During a dank and damp autumn in the late 19th century, good dog Snuff loyally accompanies a mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his midnight rounds through the murky streets of London – collecting the grisly ingredients needed for unearthly rite that will take place not long after the death of the moon. But Snuff and his master are not alone. All manner of participants, both human and undead, are gathering from Soho to Whitehall with their ancient tools and their animal familiars, in preparation of the dread night when black magic will summon the Elder Gods back to the world. Some have come to open the gates…and some to close them. It is brave, devoted Snuff who must calculate the patterns of the Game and keep track of the Players – the witch, the mad monk, the vengeful vicar, the Count who sleeps by day, the Good Doctor and the hulking Experiment Man he fashioned from body parts…and a wild-card American shapeshifter named Larry Talbot – all the while keeping ogres at bay, and staying a dog-leap ahead of the Great Detective, who knows quite a bit more than he lets on.
The October issue is going to be spectacular. Stay tuned!
By the way, Trent Zelazny is also a writer; he’s a respected author of crime novels. Read his latest book, Butterfly Potion, available for Kindle for $2.99 and in paperback for $7.99. I bought it several weeks ago, and really enjoyed it.