Today is the 150th birthday of Robert W. Chambers, author of the weird fiction classic The King in Yellow. Author Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has been writing King in Yellow tales for almost two decades, and Lovecraft eZine Press has just collected twenty-five of his KIY stories into one volume: The King in Yellow Tales, Volume I.
You’re getting a lot for your money; there are over 300 pages in this book! In addition to 25 King in Yellow stories, this book includes an informative introduction by Rick Lai, and an afterword by Peter Rawlik!
“No one does the darker side of surreal better than this man.” – Laird Barron
Nearly two decades before True Detective helped popularize The King in Yellow, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. was writing poetic tales based upon Robert W. Chambers’ King in Yellow. Collected within this substantial volume of madness, murder, and spectral tragedy are tales of Carcosa, the characters that inhabit the KIY Play, and Chambers’ cosmic horror. Pulver’s tales adhere to Chambers’ core ideas and themes, and they retain all the mystery of Chambers originals. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has been acclaimed by many notable editors, writers, and reviewers, as the contemporary heir to Robert W. Chambers’ King in Yellow. Have you seen the Yellow Sign?
“The King In Yellow reigns over the labyrinthine crossroads between the grand indifference of the cosmic Outside, and the inner wasteland of the tormented mind, so it’s no surprise to find Joe Pulver’s saturnine face so frequently behind the Pallid Mask. Joe plies the fathomless depths of existential nightmare breathing music and poetry, and brings back strangely beautiful salvage. That he has so lovingly and deeply explored Chambers’ bizarre pocket universe without destroying the merest scintilla of its mystery is ample testament to his painfully sharp craftsmanship and terrible wisdom.” – Cody Goodfellow, Radiant Dawn