It seems to me that there are a lot of Lovecraftian and weird fiction books coming out lately. Here are four books that I believe you should read (click the titles to learn more about the books, and to purchase):
Ana Kai Tangata, by Scott Nicolay. The name of this book comes from a cave on Easter Island, loosely translated as “the cave that eats men”. It’s a wonderful debut collection of weird fiction by Scott Nicolay, and it’s introduced by Laird Barron. “At the helm reposes your guide, a man who sees the world a bit differently than the rest of us, a man who is going places, dark, dark places, and he’s taking us along…”
The Children of Old Leech, edited by Ross Lockhart and Justin Steele. And speaking of Laird Barron, this anthology is a tribute to his fiction. If you’re a fan of his, you really should pick this one up. “There are Things – terrifying Things – whispered of in darkened forests beyond the safe comfort of firelight… These Things have always been here. They predate you. They will outlast you. This book pays tribute to those Things. For We are the Children of Old Leech… and we love you.”
The Dark Rites of Cthulhu, edited by Brian Sammons. (Print, Kindle) This is the first book from new publisher April Moon Books, and I believe they are off to a good start. “For centuries, students of the forbidden arts have probed the inky recesses of the spaces inbetween. Hapless mortals have invoked monstrous entities from beyond through foul magicks, incantations and rituals. When will they learn that there can be no profit nor joy to be gained through relations with the insidious old ones?”
World War Cthulhu, edited by Brian Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass. As of the time of this writing, this book is still in its Indiegogo campaign. But I’ve read it, and I encourage you to pre-order your copy. While you’re there, pick up some other cool rewards. “The world is at war against things that slink and gibber in the darkness, and titans that stride from world to world, sewing madness and death. War has existed in one form or another since the dawn of human civilization, and before then, Elder terrors battled it out across this planet and this known universe in ways unimaginable. It has always been a losing battle for our side since time began…”
If you’re a fan of Lovecraft and/or weird fiction, I honestly think you’ll love these four books. Pick them up!