Video interview with “King in Yellow” expert Joe Pulver, plus a list of Joe’s KIY tales!

Get the real scoop on all this “King in Yellow” stuff — watch Justin Steele’s interview with author and “King in Yellow” expert, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.!

Then, read the following article by Joe, in which he lists all his “King in Yellow” stories!  (Click the book titles to purchase the books.)

By Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

The popularity of Robert W. Chambers’ King in Yellow is suddenly on the rise due to HBO’s stunning True Detective (a long-held cinematic fantasy of mine come true!). Am I delighted? You bet I am. Hell, I’m happy-dancin’-‘round-the-room giddy. Creator and writer, Nic Pizzolatto, is working cinematic magic with True Detective. Here’s someone who loves Chambers and gets it, and he’s got the perfect forum to deliver this important work of weird fiction to the masses. I’m also thrilled to see Nic deliver the KIY by framing it in noir, something I‘ve doing in my work for years now; most notably, according to HPL scholar and critic, S.T. Joshi, in my “Carl Lee & Cassilda” trilogy and “The Last Few Nights in a Life of Frost”.

Joe Pulver’s favorite KING IN YELLOW image

Many of you know what a rabid advocate of Chambers’ KIY work I’ve been these 15 years, talking about it to anyone who would listen. It was a longstanding dream of mine to assemble an anthology of all new KIY stories by some of today’s leading weird fiction writers and it was with great delight that I edited the acclaimed A SEASON IN CARCOSA (Miskatonic River Press; 2012), which featured talents like Laird Barron, John Langan, Simon Strantzas, Richard Gavin, Joel Lane, Ally Bird, and Gemma Files.

And next up, I’m editing CASSILDA’S SONG, another anthology of all new tales based upon RWC’s KIY. This time, all the stories will be written by women. CASSILDA’s SONG will appear next spring.

With so many now probing the KIY and wondering what and where and who, and hungry for more, I looked through my files and made a list of my (published) KIY works.

Carl Lee & Cassilda
A Line of Questions
An American Tango Ending in Madness
The Songs Cassilda Shall Sing, Where Flap the Tatters of the King
Chasing Shadows
An Engagement of Hearts
A Spider In the Distance
Under the Mask Another Mask
Yvrain’s Black Dancers
Hello Is a Yellow Kiss
The Faces of She

(from SIN & ASHES)
In This Desert Even the Air Burns
Long-Stemmed Ghost words
Last Year in Carcosa
Perfect Grace
Mother Stands For Comfort
Saint Nicholas Hall
The Last Few Nights in a Life of Frost
Epilogue For Two Voices
The Last Twenty Miles of Wandering Again

A Hand At the Door
Memories Can Wait
Marks and Scars and Flags
Tark Left Santiago
My Mirage

Not Enough Hope

(from STAINED TRANSLATIONS – forthcoming)
A (~BIG~) Fishy Menu
On a Faraway Beach
One Window, Two Hearts
A Cold Yellow Moon (w/ Ed Morris)

(from THE PROTOCOLS OF UGLINESS – forthcoming)
less… light

(and Cassilda only knows what I’ve forgotten…)

By Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

10 responses to “Video interview with “King in Yellow” expert Joe Pulver, plus a list of Joe’s KIY tales!

  1. Great interview, Joe. It was a very informative and riveting conversation. Your passion for Chambers and the KIY is contagious. I’ll definitely be digging deeper into the subject over the next year or so.



  2. I truly enjoyed this interview! I recently read “A Season In Carcosa” and got that kind of wonderfully clammy fear of the universe that the four stories in Chambers always give me. I’m going to get Pulver’s work as an author now. CANNOT wait. Thanks, gentlemen!


  3. Blood Will Have its Season is one of my favorite collections of horror fiction, KIY, Lovecraftian, or otherwise. Beautiful, thought-provoking, experimental, and haunting. Digging into Season in Carcosa right now. You’re amazing, Pulver. Great interview, too. Looking forward to Cassilda’s Song.


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