A list (with links) of five recent books that readers of The Weird and/or Lovecraftian/cosmic horror will want to read!
An eloquent, poetic memorial to our late friend, the decadent artist W.H. Pugmire. By Edward Morris.
Roots of the Swamp Thing, though it is a horror comic, is one of the most vibrant and colorful collections I own. Though we no longer have Saturday morning cartoons, anytime I have that yearning, I know how to satisfy it. With a solid dose of grimness.
Dark Horse has provided us with a chance to experience the work of a contemporary Japanese master, working at the peak of his form, adapting the work of one of our own beloved past masters.
HARLEM SMOKE is an ambitious novel. Within its covers one will find eldritch horrors, magical rituals gone horribly awry, serial killers, horrorcore rap, you name it, it’s in there… it is not only an engrossing read but also a manual of great art, literature, music and philosophy wrapped within entertaining covers.
A treasure trove! I received the following email from Will Hart: “I didn’t realize until today, that you did not have copies of Wilum’s Midnight Fantasies Issues, so here are links to all I have. These files were scanned by me from my collection for Wilum in 2012 to replace his original copies that he no longer had in his possession. I hope these will bring a smile to your face!”
Carlson’s work grapples with larger themes of historical pressures without resorting to the easy relief of societal approved scapegoats and ready made bogeymen. Carlson’s use of separation, be it of time, subject matter, or genre expectations allows him to tread Huysmans’ second highway with ease while engrossing the reader in a compelling narrative.
Dark Regions Press is running a new sale for the next few days on a variety of titles including A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraft’s Favorite Horror Stories Volumes 1 and 2, Arkham Detective Agency, World War Cthulhu, and Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea.
Happy Holidays!! Here is a fantastic reading of HPL’s “The Festival”, plus an illustrated PDF of the story from the Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine. Enjoy!
Avalon Brantley’s work is addictive because it is the combined result of a profound knowledge of humanity’s past, an exquisite prose style and a deep love for the act of storytelling. More than anything it is an all-consuming love of writing that lends its luminosity to DESCENDED SUNS RESUSCITATE.
Ramsey Campbell is not about to disappoint… Some of the horrors in THE WAY OF THE WORM are as unearthly as any polypous demigod rising from the sea; others are ones you could all too easily encounter in real life. Pray that you don’t.
These novels stand just slightly off the beaten path awaiting discovery, yet when the right audience stumbles across them and begins to unravel the myriad threads Levenda has woven throughout, a devoted and multi-faceted fanbase will emerge. I’d snatch these hardcovers while you can.
To read The Searching Dead is to relax comfortably in the knowledge you are in the presence of a master storyteller at the apex of their craft, one who has studied and absorbed the works of past masters and brings those insights to bear with a thoughtful dignity.
THE SCARLET SOUL is a testament to the love and dedication Swan River Press put into their craft and they should be applauded for the physical allure alone. This is a book one can see becoming an heirloom object. My advice would be to snap up a copy of The Scarlet Soul while they are still available and keep an eye out for future releases by Swan River Press, while their price range is affordable their books are imminently collectible.
In this discussion, we will address the following questions: How did H.P. Lovecraft view man’s emerging relationship to machines? What lessons can humanity take from the Earth first proto-men, the Elder Things? How do those concepts apply to humanity’s relations with today’s shoggoths: Artificial Intelligence? What will sentient A.I. attitudes be towards its organic creators? How are society’s overlords preparing the populace for future A.I. rule? Will evolution ensure a future humanity that is superior to A.I.?