(Mike here: I thought it would be appropriate and fitting for a woman to introduce this issue… and who better than Silvia Moreno-Garcia?)
Welcome to this special issue of the Lovecraft eZine. Women have not traditionally had a huge place in Lovecraftian fiction. Lovecraft certainly did not give us many heroines, though one might argue – as Renzo Giorgetti does in Lovecraftian Archetypes: the eternal feminine – that the female appears concealed and transformed in his narratives… [continue reading]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Beer and Tentacles
by Holliann Kim
Now She Preys Through Endless Days
by Jenna M. Pitman
Fiesta of Our Lady
by Ann K. Schwader
Drive, She Said
by Tracie McBride
featuring artwork by Galen Dara
Co-editor: A.J. French
Kindle version: Kenneth W. Cain
Issue cover: Galen Dara (art) and Leslie Herzfeld (text, title logo)
Story illustrations: Robert Elrod, Steve Santiago, Ronnie Tucker, Nick Gucker, Galen Dara
Story readers: Tam Frager, Morgan Scorpion, Justin Zimmer, David Binks, Juliana Quartaroli, Bruce L. Priddy
Publisher & Editor: Mike Davis
The Lovecraft eZine is sponsored in part by:
- Torn Realities, a brand new Lovecraftian anthology featuring Clive Barker and others
- The Lovecraftian novel That Which Should Not Be, by Brett J. Talley – nominated for a Stoker Award
- The Lovecraftian game Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land – available for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, and PC
- And Pickman’s Muse, a movie based on The Haunter of the Dark – available on DVD
Please consider clicking these links — these folks help make this magazine possible. And remember to visit The Lovecraft eZine store!
Some great fiction here. Well done, Mike.
Some excellent stories!
have you sent the download link out for the nook/non-kindle subscribers? I must have missed it somehow if you have.
Yes, here: https://lovecraftzine.com/2012/05/15/please-read-if-you-are-a-kindle-subscriber/
I just emailed it to you. Thanks.
I made a big error on the digital files for this, as in my break from editing my own work I had not noticed the formatting on a poem had changed and also that I had left out the introduction entirely! I apologize to anyone that was affected. Mistakes happen, but no one likes it when they do. I am very sorry. I’ll be sending revised files to Mike soon.
Ken, we just appreciate you doing it, and for correcting it… thanks for all that you do! Having a Kindle and Nook version gets the ezine to many more readers. 🙂
that is a cool looking cover!
The cover art is most haunting. I wish Lovecraft did more stories involving women as the lead. The Cthulhu Mythos isn’t all men having their minds twisted and souls ripped to shreds. Sometimes, it’s the woman who has the ‘very bad day’.
Very happy to see women being recognized for their writings in the Lovecraftian vein! Can’t wait to see more in the future!
Loving everything you’re doing so far! Keep it up, you’re on a roll… Cthulhu has always been some of my favorite reading, whether from the masters or the new voices in the mythos… keep it alive
Great issue. I really liked the God Serum story.
Women in Lovecraftian literature is definitely an interesting concept! Had never really thought about it till you brought it up!
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A very cool theme for an issue!
A Fantastic issue and happy birthday Mike!
This is such a wonderful idea, an issue written by women. I look forward to reading it when I return from ye Lovecraft Film Festival. Happy birthday, Mike, you fabulous man!