Here’s a list of books from Lovecraft eZine Press!
A Long, Dark, Grim Road, by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr: A weary coach struggles across a merciless landscape, fighting the relentless bitterness of the wind. It is a land of endless grey bogs, of mud-sucked hills, of twisted and impenetrable forest. A land of sin. A land of death. This is where Odalric and Clithanus and the Graue Blutengel, the Grey Leech, hold sway.
Battered and wind-whipped and coated in dust, the men of God inside the laboring coach are every bit as grim as the country that seeks to engulf them. They endure. They must. Shadowed at all times by the Other Wolves, haunted by the Way Home, defended by purity and American Winchester rifles, their resolve is their greatest strength in the nightmare that surrounds them.
For their mission is paramount, and it must not be permitted to falter.
Joe Pulver’s latest masterpiece is as uncomfortable as it is oneiric, a hypnagogic trek through a blasted piece of world, surrounded at all times by hatred and bitterness and evil. As claustrophobic as it is relentless, A LONG, DARK, GRIM ROAD will cling to you, and you will never escape its clutches.
Shiloh, by Philip Fracassi. For two days in the year 1862, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War held theatre in southern Tennessee – a patch of land called Shiloh. Thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict lost their lives, and tens of thousands more were badly injured. For twin brothers Henry and William, infantry soldiers in the Confederate Army, the battle held more than the horrors of war. It was a portal to something beyond mankind, where demons tread and angels fly, where the spilling of blood brings not only death, but eternal damnation.
“In Shiloh, Fracassi’s powerful, precise writing immerses the reader in the savage brutality of a Civil War battle – an exquisitely harrowing precursor to the strange horror of the tale. A masterful, mad charge into the weird.” – Jeffrey Ford
This edition also includes the bonus tale “Soda Jerk – A Sabbath Story”!
The Peaslee Papers: A Lovecraftian Chronicle, by Peter Rawlik. The Yith Have Always Been With Us… and So Have the Peaslees. Twenty-two tales of cosmic horror detailing the further exploits of H.P. Lovecraft’s Peaslee family, their ancestors, and descendants.
Carnacki: The Edinburgh Townhouse and Other Stories, by William Meikle. CARNACKI operates in shadowy occult realms, on the fringes of science, in places out of sight and out of mind of normal everyday people. But sometimes the darkness touches the lives of others in ways they cannot understand, and they find they need help – the kind of help that only Carnacki can provide.
Lovecraftian Tales: Stories of Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror, volume I. “Discarded” – A young woman is followed by a strange man who is more – or less – than he appears. – “Floater” – Shortly after receiving eye surgery, a man becomes haunted by his supposedly harmless eye floater. – “The Library of Leng” – A student’s devotion to his strange ex-teacher’s studies leads him to Antarctica and beyond. – “Elder Gods in the Machine” – A detective investigates a murder where the only witness is an intelligent robot. – “The Innsmouth Run” – Two rum runners find themselves in the town of Innsmouth while running from the law. – “Jonas Bell Presents the King in Yellow” – Jonas Bell goes to great lengths to obtain, and put on, a play that is not just a play. – “Prisoners of an Invisible Labyrinth” – A small town becomes obsessed with a stranger and the labyrinth he walks.
Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis. 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. “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
The Endless Fall and Other Weird Fictions, by Jeffrey Thomas. Respected as one of today’s leading figures of weird fiction for his striking imagination, versatility, and deeply emotional stories, Jeffrey Thomas here offers up fourteen searing tales. Included are the haunting and surreal “Ghosts in Amber,” in which a man is compelled to visit a mysterious derelict factory that harbors chilling secrets; “Jar of Mist,” which focuses on a father who, in seeking to understand his daughter’s suicide, encounters a dream-like other realm; “Those Above,” which imagines an alternate Victorian society controlled by vast monstrous entities from beyond; and the title novelette “The Endless Fall,” which concerns an astronaut who crash-lands on an unknown forested world where time seems to work in an alien way, and where he finds he is unfortunately not alone.
Whispers, by Kristin Dearborn. A tale inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness”… Hurricane Irene tore through the dark, wood-choked Vermont hills. In its passing, the rivers bled thick with fallen trees, wildlife carcasses, and, if you looked closely, stranger things. Sarah Sorrell made the mistake of looking very closely indeed. Even so, it all might still have been all right—if she hadn’t felt the need to dig further. One afternoon in late fall, she finds a girl out in the driving rain, running from brutality. The wise choice is to leave the girl to chance. But Sarah knows the secrets that the forests hide, and why so many hitch-hikers vanish around here. She decides to give the girl a lift. As the two of them drive off into the storm, they have no idea of the journey they’re starting out on… A chilling novel of the deep Vermont night, Whispers draws on the rich traditions of H. P. Lovecraft to weave the darkest of spells.
Nightmare’s Disciple: A Lovecraftian Crime Novel, by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Schenectady, New York. Winter. The mutilated bodies of dead women are showing up everywhere and Detective Christopher Stewart hasn’t got a clue, until he discovers the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. He also discovers that H.P. Lovecraft was a prophet… and that the stars are right for murder. Nightmare’s Disciple is a richly-detailed, modern day Cthulhu Mythos novel of the terror a serial killer leaves in his wake and the hunt to foil his special plan for the world. This new edition includes afterwards and introductions by Robert M. Price and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (all three are located at the end of this book):
The King in Yellow Tales (volume I), by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Laird Barron writes: “No one does the darker side of surreal better than this man.” Joe Pulver 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!
The Sea of Ash, by Scott Thomas. “A Victorian Englishman summons a strange puppet-like being to an old Colonial inn. A doctor returns from The Great War and discovers a mysterious naked woman at the edge of the Atlantic. A contemporary collector of arcane books retraces the steps of these other men – adventurers who sought out the mysteries of neighboring dimensions. Scott Thomas’ The Sea of Ash takes us along as three men from three different centuries experience the wonders and horrors of an unknown New England.”
The Lurking Chronology: A Timeline of the Derleth Mythos, by Pete Rawlik. For decades, dedicated fans of H.P. Lovecraft have looked to his works and from them constructed chronologies and timelines of the stories and their events, with the most ambitious of these being Peter Cannon’s The Chronology Out of Time (Necronomicon Press, 1986). Now, author Pete Rawlik (Reanimators, The Weird Company) presents the culmination of years of research. The Lurking Chronology is a detailed examination of the Cthulhu Mythos tales of August Derleth. Although based on Lovecraft’s mythos, the fictitious universe derived by Derleth is distinctly different, interpreting the core events of Lovecraft’s fiction in entirely different ways and engendering a wholly unique chronology. Fans of both authors will find this to be an indispensable volume in understanding and comparing the artificial universes these masters of the weird have created, and role playing enthusiasts will find it an incomparable resource for games in this distinct and dramatic setting.
Blood Will Have Its Season, by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Lovecraft eZine has published the Kindle version of this book. “The dark, forbidding alleys of our ruined cityscapes; the hopeless lives of brutalized whores, amoral hit-men, and vengeful victims of violence-these are the landscapes and characters that fill the stories, poems, and prose-poems of Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. in his first collection. And yet, there is a strange and intoxicating beauty to Pulver’s creations, for they transport the reader out of the mundane and into the unearthly by the effortless stroke of a dazzling metaphor. Many of Pulver’s stories are innovative riffs on the enigmatic mythology of The King in Yellow, pregnant with the demonic witchery of the original. With this collection, Pulver has placed himself in the forefront of contemporary fantasy and horror literature.”