“Autumn Cthulhu” is now available!

“From Nadia Bulkin’s sharp, politically savvy creeper to John Langan’s stunning epic novella, Mike Davis’s anthology is a compelling, eclectic collection of stories from some of today’s best and brightest. Autumn Cthulhu does more than find its place within the Lovecraftian/weird fiction universe, it expands it.”

— Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Autumn Cthulhu is now available in print and for Kindle! Purchase it here.

If you’re a Kickstarter backer, your book will arrive soon. I’m mailing copies of the book now. If you have other rewards coming, those will be in the mail next week. Thanks so much to all of you!

Please leave a review on Amazon — that’s one of the best things you can do for authors, editors, and publishers.

Book synopsis:

H. P. Lovecraft, the American master of horror, understood with horrible clarity that all things must die. After summer is winter, and life inevitably gives way to frozen sterility. In our modern world, we live cushioned existences, and congratulate ourselves on our supposed escape from the old dangers. We think ourselves caught out of nature’s reach by our technological wizardry. Safely cocooned. This foolishness blinds us to the truth that our elder forebears could not avoid. Engulfed by the rhythms of the world, they understood… Autumn means death.

There are far worse fates than mere death, of course. As blight spreads, the leaves wither and fall — as do the most important foundations of life. There is nothing more horrible than watching the sources of meaning in your world unravel before you. But these things we cherish are just pretty lies. In autumn’s cold grasp, the bright petals of our reality shrivel and die. Beneath them, there is nothing but the insanity of the howling void. Faced with inevitable, agonizing corruption, death is a gentle blessing.

The stories collected in Autumn Cthulhu reflect the darkest, most ancient truths of the season. Inside, you’ll find nineteen beautiful, terrifying glimpses of decay and loss inspired by Lovecraft’s work. Be sure that you want the burden of understanding before venturing further, though. The dissolving strands of mind, of love, of legacy within leave no room for merciful doubt.

The true meaning of life is that there is no meaning.

And in the autumn of the year, when the winds from the north curse and whine, and the red-leaved trees of the swamp mutter things to one another in the small hours of the morning under the horned waning moon, I sit by the casement and watch… — H.P. Lovecraft, “Polaris”

Autumn Cthulhu is now available in print and for Kindle! Purchase it here.

2 responses to ““Autumn Cthulhu” is now available!

  1. [As I just posted on Kickstarter]

    Mike,

    Just received my copy of “Autumn Chill” in the mail today, and I must say…

    You’ve done it again, and knocked this one out of the park!

    Thank You for another beautiful anthology!

    I’ll be happily looking forward to your next collection too!

    Will Hart
    Fullerton, California
    17-May-2016

    ps
    I was on a tight schedule at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival recently, and only got to stay for a very short time while trying to distribute pre-release “Fungi” CD’s to a long list of people, but meeting you, even if only for a few moments, was a personal pleasure. I hope we’ll have time to sit and talk the next time we are at an event together!

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